The Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago is offering grants to support projects proposed by local non-profit organizations including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), schools, hospitals and local government authorities aimed to benefit community at grassroots level.
- GGP provides financial assistance to NGOs, hospitals, schools, and other nonprofit associations to help implement their development projects.
- The availability of GGP funding in each eligible country provides Japanese ODA with a new means of cooperation that has a direct impact on the well-being of grassroots communities.
- GGP mainly targets projects that aim to meet Basic Human Needs(BHN) and projects that are highly beneficial at the grassroots level and require timely support. Project areas include but are not limited to:
- The grant amount per project is generally under 10 million yen (approximately US$70,000).
- The Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago is responsible for GGP in the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda; Guyana; Grenada; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Suriname; Dominica; Trinidad and Tobago.
- Any type of nonprofit organization is eligible to be a GGP recipient. The only requirement is that it be a nonprofit organization implementing development projects at the grassroots level in eligible countries. The following are examples of potential recipients: international or local NGOs (of any nationality, except those eligible for the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGOs), local authorities, hospitals, primary schools, and other nonprofit associations.
- Administration and overhead costs, i.e. staff salaries, utilities (electricity, gas, water), housing, office space, car rental, fuel for vehicles, office equipment (photocopy machines, personal computers, printers, fax machines, cellular phones, stationary etc.
- Application costs (cost for assessment, quotations, designs, and postage, etc.)
- Projects which are co-financed with other parties and cannot be completed by the GGP alone
- Consumables (stationary, uniforms, vaccines, etc.) and items for individual and personal use
- Contingencies and maintenance fees
- Items for income-generating projects
- Purchase of land
- Purchase of food and medicines (except for emergency relief)
- Tax (i.e. VAT), customs and duties, registration/license/certification/bank fees, etc.
- The following items are not supported in principle; however, based on the necessity, they might be considered for support. Please note that less priority will be given to those items.
- Programme costs, e.g. salaries of personnel that are essential to support the project’s objective, trainer’s salary, etc.)
- Vehicles (special vehicles such as garbage trucks, fire engines, and ambulances.)
- Items not easy to maintain or replace (Electronic equipment such as computers for office use, cameras, etc.)
For more information, visit Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago.