The Embassy of Japan in the Republic of South Africa is inviting applications for the 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 the 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 Eswatini, and deals with applications from these three countries. The site of the proposed project must be located in among the three.
An approximated maximum amount of ZAR 1,100,000.00 is available for funding (NONE of which can be used to cover any VAT for an approved project). Applications that exceed the maximum amount are declined automatically. This amount is exceeded only under exceptional circumstances approved by the Embassy of Japan.
NB: GGP funding is issued out of Japan. The ZAR amount of R1,100,000.00 is based on a maximum amount of 10 million Japanese Yen. As a result any GGP funding is subject to change due to the inevitable fluctuation of the exchange rate.
- 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.
- Individuals 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.
For more information, visit https://www.za.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/ODA.html