Embassy of Japan in Uganda Grant Assistance

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Summary of opportunity

Objectives

The aim of GGP is to provide financial assistance to non-profit, development-oriented organizations to support community development projects which directly benefit people at the grassroots level. Since it was introduced in 1989, GGP has been implemented in 135 countries worldwide.

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.

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

Available Funds

GGP funds are provided to the recipient organization after examination and evaluation of each application on an annual project-by-project basis. 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.

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.

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