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

Deadline: 18 February 2019

The Embassy of Japan in South Africa is accepting applications for its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) 2019 to assist Non-Profit Organisations (NPO’s) and local authorities by supporting relatively small development projects which have a direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities at a grass-roots level.

The Embassy of Japan in the Republic of South Africa covers the Republic of South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho, and the Kingdom of Eswatini, and deals with applications from these three countries. The site of the proposed project must be located in among the three.

Funding Information

An approximated maximum amount of ZAR 1,000,000.00 is available for funding (NONE of which can be used to cover any VAT for an approved project). Applications that exceed the maximum amount are declined automatically. This amount is exceeded only under exceptional circumstances.

Target Area

The GGP mainly targets areas that aim to improve Basic Human Needs (BHN) such as projects that are highly beneficial at the grass-roots level.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered NPOs may apply and a copy of the NPO registration certificate must be attached the application form.
  • NPOs here include non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, education institutions, medical institutions and local governments.
  • Individual or private companies are not eligible to apply.
  • Only one (1) application will be considered per organisation.
  • The applicant organisation must have at least 3 (three) 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, project management etc. Therefore, the Embassy cannot fund newly established organisations, pilot projects, initial start-up costs etc.

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application forms for the following 3 (three) categories: Education, Health, and General via given website .

Eligible Countries: South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini

For more information, please visit https://www.za.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/ODA.html

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