Embassy of Japan in Botswana: Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) 2019

Deadline: 14 December 2018

The Government of Japan is currently inviting applicants for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in fiscal year 2019 (April 2019- March 2020).

The Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) was first introduced in 1989 to assist Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) by supporting people- centred relatively small projects which have a direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities at a grass-roots level.

Scope of Assistance

  • GGP aims to assist self-help efforts of NPO’s in:
    • social and economic development in rural/urban settings,   
    • helping socially or economically weak and disadvantaged people,   
    • empowering local communities for sustainable development, etc.
  • GGP aims to meet various needs whose areas include but are not limited to:  
  • Through these projects, GGP aims to contribute to give assistance to those who desire to improve their current situations, to emerge from poverty and to stand upon their own two legs with their self-effort.

Funding Information

10,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately 800,000 BWP) is the maximum amount allocated per project under the GGP.

Duration of Grant Use

The GGP is implemented in one-year cycles as the programme’s budget is allocated annually. Furthermore, the approved project must be completed within one year of the date of the grant contract.

Eligible Applicants

  • Non-profit organizations (NPOs) such as non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, educational institutes, medical institutes and local governments are eligible to apply.
  • In addition, the applicant organisation must have at least 2 (two) years’ experience in the sector of the proposed project.
  • The applicant organisation is required to have established sound, sustainable and stable foundations in terms of finance, personnel, and project management etc.
  • GGP applications will be considered if they:
    • directly benefit grassroots level in wider range,
    • have substantial outcome by one-shot small-scale grant,
    • could generate sustainable impact in the future.

How to Apply

Applicants can download the Application Form for 2019 via given website.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2RPLPN8

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