The Government of Japan extends Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Thailand to assist the social and economic development of the country. The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects scheme (GGP), one of the ODA schemes, is intended to promote socio-economic development at the grassroots level as well as to maintain Human Security by directly supporting existing projects implemented by non-profit organizations such as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and medical/ educational institutions. GGP provides the projects with effective means to help them achieve their own goals more efficiently and effectively.
GGP mainly targets areas that aim to improve Basic Human Needs (BHN) such as projects that are highly beneficial at the grass-roots level and those that require timely support on humanitarian grounds. Typical projects include improvement of the basic education facilities, improvement of fundamental medical equipment for hospitals. CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) or BOP (Base of the Pyramid) projects in collaboration with Japanese companies can be supported by GGP.
- In principal, the grant amount is not more than 10 million yen (approximately 2.8 million THB) per project; however, a maximum of 100 million yen will be considered for projects which strongly reflect human security aspects.
- The project must be completed within one year after the signing of the grant contract.
The target group of the projects should be “socially vulnerable people” whose situation would worsen without the project.
Non-profit organizations as specified below:
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),
- Community Based Organizations (CBOs),
- Medical Institutes (e.g. hospitals, health centers, etc.),
- Educational Institutes (e.g. public schools),
- Local Governments (e.g. Tambol Administration Organizations).
- Individuals and commercial organizations are not eligible.
In addition, N.B.
- An applicant organization needs to have been active in the same or similar activity areas for at least two years. (Please submit financial reports of the applicant for the past two years)
- If the actual implementing organization (i.e. recipient of the funds) is different from the applicant (i.e. coordinating organization), the applicant should clearly indicate the necessity or benefit of such an arrangement.
For more information, visit https://www.th.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/ggp.html