Embassy of Japan in Lebanon: Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects

Deadline: 31 July 2018

Embassy of Japan in Lebanon is currently inviting applications for its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects to support projects proposed by various organizations such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and municipalities.

The goal of GGP is to improve the livelihood of socially and economically vulnerable people.

The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Program (GGP) was established to assist NGOs and local public authorities to implement small-scale projects directly benefiting the people at grassroots level as well as contributing to the socio-economic development. In Lebanon, 260 GGP projects have been implemented by various organizations since 1996 that has so far amounted to more than 17 million U.S. dollars.

Funding Information

The grant amount per project does not exceed 10 million JPY (approximately 89,000 US dollars in 2018).

Priorities and Areas of Assistance

Priorities and Areas of Assistance the GGP aims to meet the basic human needs of socially and economically vulnerable people and to improve the livelihoods of deprived communities at the grass-roots levels. GGP can cover the cost of rehabilitation of facilities (school, health care center, water networks etc.) and provision of essential equipment. GGP projects may include training in use of donated equipment or capacity building for stakeholders, which are essential to achieve the goal of the GGP project.

  • Priority Areas are:
    • Education
    • Health
    • Water
    • Demining and UXO clearance
  • Applications are screened with the following criteria:
    • Direct impact on people’s livelihood
    • Basic Human Needs
    • Urgency
    • Sustainability

Eligible Recipients

  • The GGP targets the following organizations that implement development projects at grass-roots level.
    • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
    • Local Authorities (Municipalities, Union of Municipalities)
    • Private Schools and/or semi-public Schools
    • Medical Institutions (Hospitals, Dispensaries)
  • Each organization should have at least 2 years of experience in the field of the project scopes.
  • In principle, central governmental agencies or international organizations are not eligible for the GGP. For the project with public schools, either NGO or local authority (municipality or union of municipalities) should apply for the grant on behalf of the public schools.

How to Apply

All the required documents should be submitted to the GGP Section either by post or email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Lebanon

For more information, please visit Embassy of Japan in Lebanon.

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