The Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste: Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects

Deadline:  31 August 2017

The Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste is seeking applications for its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) to provide assistance for social development projects designed to meet diverse needs at grass-roots level especially in rural areas.

The Government of Japan’s assistance policy toward Timor-Leste has three pillars below and is based on the Strategic Development Plan (SDP) of the Government of Timor-Leste.

  • Establishing Foundation for Promoting Economic Activities
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Capacity Development of Government and Public Sector

Project Areas

Project proposals to improve livelihood at the grass-roots level in accordance with the mentioned policy are welcome. Particularly, projects addressing the following categories will be given higher priority:

  • Small-scale infrastructure to secure “Basic Human Needs” (e.g. providing water supply systems, rehabilitating school buildings or constructing public clinic)
  • Promotion of agricultural activities (e.g. building irrigation channels or area of fisheries to raise industrial economic activities in rural areas)
  • Assistance for human rights and socially dis-advanced (e.g. vulnerable, disabled, orphans, women and children area of maternal and child health is welcome)
  • Area of Human Security, including disaster risk management.
    • ‘Human Security’ aims to protect people from critical and pervasive threats to human lives, livelihoods and dignity, and to enhance human fulfillment.

Funding Information

Amount of grant is up to US$ 90,000 (for the fiscal year 2017) and varies depending on the project.

Project Duration

Projects should be completed within no longer than ONE YEAR from the date of the Grant Contract.

Target beneficiaries

Community groups at grass-roots level have to be benefited.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A non-profit organization which has more than 2 years of experience can apply on the condition that can prove adequate capacity to implement the proposed projects.
  • The followings are eligible organizations:
    • National NGOs who have been registered at the NGO Forum Timor-Leste (FONGTIL)
    • International NGOs who have been registered in the Ministry of Justice
    • Educational institutions
    • Medical institutions

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application form via given website.

Eligible Country: Timor-Leste

For more information, please visit The Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste.

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