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

Deadline: 19 February 2018

The Embassy of Japan in South Africa is seeking applications for its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) 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 Swaziland, and deals with applications from these three countries. The site of the proposed project must be located in among the three.

Funding Information

Approximately ZAR 900,000.00 (The ceiling for GGP funds is 10 million Japanese Yen) is the maximum amount allocated per project under the GGP Programme (This amount is exceeded only under exceptional circumstances).

Target Areas

  • Education
  • Health
  • General (Other)

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

Application forms are available for the following 3 (three) categories: Education, Health, and General on the given website.

Eligible Countries: South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

For more information, please visit Embassy of Japan in South Africa.

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