Embassy of Japan in South Africa – Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects

The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme was first introduced as the “Small Scale Grant Assistance Programme” in 1989. The aim is to assist NonProfit Organisations (NPO’s) by supporting relatively small development projects which have a direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities at the grass-roots

The Embassy of Japan in the Republic of South Africa reviews grant applications from the Republic of South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho, and the Kingdom of Eswatini. The site of the
proposed project must be located within one of the three countries.


Eligible applicants :

  • Registered NPOs may apply and a copy of the NPO registration certificate must be attached to the application form. NPOs include non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, primary and secondary schools, hospitals, clinics, and local governments.
  • Individuals or private companies are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Only one (1) application will be considered per organisation.
  • The applicant organisation must have at least 3 (three) years’ experience in the sector of the proposed project. The applicant organisation is required to be established and sound, and to
    have sustainable and stable foundations in terms of finance, personnel, project management etc. Therefore, the Embassy cannot fund newly established organisations, pilot projects,
    or initial start-up costs etc.

Grant fund :

Maximum available funding : An approximated maximum amount of ZAR 1,000,000.00 is available for funding (NONE of which can be used to cover any VAT for an approved project). Applications that exceed the maximum amount are declined automatically. This amount is exceeded only under exceptional circumstances approved by the Embassy of Japan.

NB: GGP funding is issued out of Japan. The ZAR amount of R1,000,000.00 is based on a maximum amount of 10 million Japanese Yen. As a result any GGP funding is
subject to change due to the inevitable fluctuation of the exchange rate. We cannot cover the VAT required for each project. Before applying please ensure that you are able to do so through your own financial capacity.

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