The Embassy of Japan in Botswana is inviting interested non-profit organizations for Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP). The GGP is commonly referred to as “KUSANONE” in Japan. “Kusa” means “grass” and “Ne” means “roots” in Japanese.
The GGP is a scheme for supporting people-centred relatively small projects which have a direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities at a grass-roots level.
- GGP aims to assist self-help efforts of NPO’s in: social and economic development in rural/urban settings, helping socially or economically weak and disadvantaged people, empowering local communities for sustainable development, etc.
- GGP aims to meet various needs whose areas include but are not limited to: education, health/sanitation, water/energy, agriculture/indigenous industry, and environment.
- 10,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately 800,000 BWP) is the maximum amount allocated per project under the GGP.
- Non-profit organizations (NPOs) such as non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, educational institutes, medical institutes and local governments are eligible to apply. In addition, the applicant organisation must have at least 2 (two) 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, and project management etc.
- GGP applications will be considered if they: directly benefit grassroots level in wider range, have substantial outcome by one-shot small-scale grant, could generate sustainable impact in the future.
For more information, visit https://www.botswana.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/relation-economy.html