Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste: Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects

Deadline: 30 June 2017

The Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste is seeking applications for its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects to provide assistance for social development projects designed to meet diverse needs at grass-roots level especially in rural areas.

The Government of Japan’s assistance policy toward Timor-Leste has three pillars below and is based on the Strategic Development Plan (SDP) of the Government of Timor-Leste.

  • Establishing Foundation for Promoting Economic Activities
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Capacity Development of Government and Public Sector

Project Areas

Project proposals to improve livelihood at the grass-roots level in accordance with the above mentioned policy are welcome. Particularly, projects addressing the following categories will be given higher priority:

  • Small-scale infrastructure to secure “Basic Human Needs” (e.g. providing water supply systems, rehabilitating school buildings or constructing public clinic)
  • Promotion of agricultural activities (e.g. building irrigation channels or area of fisheries to raise industrial economic activities in rural areas)
  • Assistance for human rights and socially dis-advanced (e.g. vulnerable, disabled, orphans, women and children area of maternal and child health is welcome)
  • Area of Human Security, including disaster risk management.
    • ‘Human Security’ aims to protect people from critical and pervasive threats to human lives, livelihoods and dignity, and to enhance human fulfillment.

Funding Information

  • Amount of grant is up to US$ 90,000 (for the fiscal year 2017) and varies depending on the project.
  • Projects should be completed within no longer than ONE YEAR from the date of the Grant Contract.

Target beneficiaries

Community groups at grass-roots level have to be benefited.

Eligibility Criteria

A non-profit organization which has more than 2 years of experience can apply on the condition that can prove adequate capacity to implement the proposed projects. The followings are eligible organizations:

  • National NGOs who have been registered at the NGO Forum Timor-Leste (FONGTIL)
  • International NGOs who have been registered in the Ministry of Justice
  • Educational institutions
  • Medical institutions

Applicants must have internet access to contact EoJ through emails.

How to Apply

Applicants can submit their proposals by hand-delivery at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste.

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