The Embassy of Japan in Lebanon is seeking applications for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) to support projects proposed by various organizations such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and municipalities.
The goal of GGP is to improve the livelihood of socially and economically vulnerable people.
The GGP was established to assist NGOs and local public authorities to implement small-scale projects directly benefiting the people at grassroots level as well as contributing to the socio-economic development. In Lebanon, 292 GGP projects have been supported by various organizations since 1996, that has so far amounted to more than 26.6 million U.S. dollars.
Priorities and Areas of Assistance
The GGP aims to meet the basic human needs of socially and economically vulnerable people and to improve the livelihoods of deprived communities at the grass-roots levels. GGP can cover the cost of rehabilitation of facilities (school, health care center, water networks etc.) and provision of essential equipment. GGP projects may include training in use of donated equipment or capacity building for stakeholders, which are essential to the process of achieving the goal of the GGP project.
The priority Areas are;
- The grant amount per project does not exceed 10 million JPY (approximately 92,000 US dollars in 2021).
- Direct impact on livelihoods for beneficiaries
- Relevance to basic human needs
- The GGP targets the following organizations that implement development projects at grass-roots level.
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
- Local Authorities (Municipalities, Union of Municipalities)
- Private Schools and Semi-Public Schools
- Medical Institutions (i.g. Hospitals and, Dispensaries)
- Each organization should have at least 2 years of experience in the field of the project scopes.
- In principle, central governmental agencies or international organizations are not eligible for the GGP. For the project with public schools, either NGO or local authority (municipality or union of municipalities) should apply for the grant on behalf of the public schools.
For more information, visit https://www.lb.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/ggpweb.html