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Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago: Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 1, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2020

The Government of Japan offers a financial assistance scheme for development projects designed to meet the diverse needs of developing countries. Known as Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) or KUSANONE, this scheme supports projects proposed by local non-profit organizations including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), schools, hospitals and local government authorities aimed to benefit community at grassroots level.

Project Areas
The GGP mainly targets projects that aim to meet Basic Human Needs (BHN) and projects that are highly beneficial at the grass-roots level and require timely support.
Project areas include but are not limited to:
a) Poverty Alleviation;
b) Public Welfare;
c) Environmental Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (e.g. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, 3 Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) and Waste Management);
d) Agriculture;
e) Primary Health Care;
f) Education.

Eligibility criteria
1. Any type of nonprofit organization is eligible to be a GGP recipient.
The only requirement is that it be a nonprofit organization implementing development projects at the grassroots level in eligible countries.
The following are examples of potential recipients: international or local NGOs (of any nationality, except those eligible for the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGOs), local authorities, hospitals, primary schools, and other nonprofit associations.
2. The application form must be accompanied by a detailed budget for the project, a map showing the project site, estimates for the goods and services that will be purchased by the grant (from three different suppliers), a brochure about your organization, as well as financial records (for the past 3 years).

Utilize This Offer

The Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago is responsible for Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda; Guyana; Grenada; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Suriname; Dominica; Trinidad and Tobago. Note: Trinidad and Tobago (in 2011) as well as Saint Kitts and Nevis (in 2014) graduated from the DAC list of recipient countries. For these two countries, GGP accepts only disaster risk reduction and management and environmental projects (climate change adaptation and mitigation project, recycling project).

Any type of nonprofit organization is eligible to be a GGP recipient. The only requirement is that it be a nonprofit organization implementing development projects at the grassroots level in eligible countries. The following are examples of potential recipients: international or local NGOs (of any nationality, except those eligible for the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGOs), local authorities, hospitals, primary schools, and other nonprofit associations.

The ceiling of the grant is 10 million Japanese Yen. Projects are expected to be completed within 1 year.

For more information, please visit https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/EconomicCooperation.html

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 01
Jun 01

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thanks, Ana.