Embassy of Japan announces Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects in Uganda


Deadline: 31 July 2019

The Embassy of Japan in Uganda is inviting proposals for its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) which provide financial assistance to non-profit, development-oriented organizations to support community development projects which directly benefit people at the grassroots level.

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Project Areas

Any projects geared towards grassroots assistance are eligible for financing under GGP. Preferable, however, are projects in the areas below. Particular attention will also be given to projects designed to assist the most vulnerable groups such as women, children and the physically disabled.

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  • Primary/secondary education
  • Vocational training
  • Primary health care, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS
  • Water and sanitation
  • Reconstruction for disaster areas
  • Agricultural development

Funding Information

The grant amount per project is generally under 10 million yen (Approximately US$100,000 depending on exchange rates). Budget items which cannot be financed include: consumables (except in case of emergency or humanitarian relief), running and maintenance costs of facilities and equipments, and administrative costs of the recipient organization.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Any non-profit organization, which has been registered with the National Board of NGOs or local governments, and has a minimum of two years experience in implementing development projects at a grassroots level, and which has full-time paid staff and track record in handling at least 50 % of the requested fund, is eligible to apply for GGP.
  • Potential recipients are international or local NGOs, community based organizations, medical institutions, educational institutions and local authorities/governments. In particular cases such as IDP or refugee camps where assistance activities are limited, international organizations may also become recipients.

How to Apply

Applicants can download the concept paper via given website.

Eligible Country: Uganda

For more information, please visit https://www.ug.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/ggp_en.html

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  • Avatar Nakayovu Lillian Gloria says:

    For me i am an individual can i also apply because i have a project of setting up a secondary school in my home village to help pupils from primary level proceed to secondary level, currently i have a large piece of land but lack funds for use in construction

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Nakayovu Lillian Gloria,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Nakayovu Lillian Gloria says:

    I currently have a piece of land where i can construct a secondary school in my village to help pupil from primary level proceed to secondary level but i lack funding should i apply

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Nakayovu Lillian Gloria,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Nakayovu Lillian Gloria says:

    how can i get the application form

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Nakayovu,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar KIWALA bye herbert says:

    Thank you Embassy of Japan for this great opportunity to our country Uganda to develop rural communities. I have an NGO called children Safe Uganda operating in MUKONO and wakido district. We target Children, Women and Youth. Our areas of focus include; Education, Agriculture, Water and sanitation, Community health promotion, Vocational skill development among school dropouts and young mothers. We are a registered NGO and are going to apply.

  • Avatar Gumisiriza Denes says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    I’m a Ugandan, and an Agribusiness entrepreneur. I’m so thoroughly sold on the work in which I’m engaged that my enthusiasm over it becomes contagious and others are influenced by it. Due to prolonged dry season, I haven’t been able to gain anything out of my farm.
    I’m inquiring, can I as well submit my proposal for funding my agribusiness farm. I really need help to facilitate illigation systems. Which email address can I use?
    Thank you for your kindness.

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Gumisiriza Denes,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Nelson Edmond Obella says:

    VERDE-Uganda works with rural people in Tororo, Eastern Uganda to increase Traditional Food Crop Production, African Indigenous Vegetable growing, Pulses production and planting trees for climate change. During prolonged dry seasons when there is little food or no Agricultural activity, many families may have only one meal each day, rendering many children, seniors, the sick malnourished.
    Many rural families and Primary schools are also still dependent on traditional hand dug shallow wells which they share with their domestic livestock. The livestock step into the water, urinate, defecate and leave saliva in the well water as they take their turns to drink. Women and children who go to fetch water from these sources may then first live it to settle down and then fetch into their vessels for home use without boiling, causing a lot of health problems. We are faced with these community challenges which require immediate Interventions for the welfare of the people.

    Nelson Edmond Obella
    (VERDE-Uganda)

  • Avatar Gonza says:

    I am head teacher in a poor USE school. badly in need of water and sanitation facilities. I have applied to this grant twice and never got anything. what is the right way to apply?

  • Avatar KAMABU Ivan Bwambale says:

    Thank u for the information. I happen to be living in a vulnerable less previlaged community where there is hardly any supply of safe water and the scramble to access it from the only one or two water source points has caused a lot of difficult livelihood like poverty as much time iswasted in the struggle for water, neglect of the girl child education who is mostly used as the collector of water, poor education standards as a result of high rate of absenteeism , late reporting for school, high dropout rates, early pregnancies and marriages, high risks of contracting HIV/AIDs and other life challenges. The area however has very fertile soils that if enough water for domestic, community and irrigation uses could be tapped through donor support ,there would be better livelihood, girl education promoted,most life challenges mentioned above would be addressed and production of food crops like vegetables beans, maize, Irish potatoes would be abundant for the benefit of the global community. Is it therefore permissible for me as a concerned native in that community to apply as an individual for this support to get us out of the vulnerable lifestyle. Thank u.

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi KAMABU Ivan Bwambale

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Augustine Tejan Marco Conteh says:

    We are a local non governmental operating in the northern region of Sierra Leone , can we apply.

  • Avatar Augustine Tejan Marco Conteh says:

    We are a local non government organization operating in northern Sierra Leone, can we apply?

  • Avatar Julius Engwau says:

    Thanks for the support am trying to download the concept paper but it is protected how will i go about

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