Donor: Embassy of Japan to Macedonia
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Japan
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 70.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 80.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      North Macedonia


1)  Objective

The Grant Assistance for Grass Roots and Human Security Projects (GGP) was first introduced by the Government of Japan in 1989 in order to meet various socio-economic needs in developing countries. The GGP provides non-refundable financial assistance to NGOs, hospitals, primary schools, and other non-profit associations to help implement their development projects. The availability of GGP funding in each eligible country provides Japanese ODA with a new means of cooperation that has a direct impact on the well-being of grass-roots communities.

Its focus areas in Macedonia include: (1) refurbishment and supply of equipment for primary schools; (2) refurbishment and supply of medical equipment for hospitals (projects for the benefit of women, children or prevention of infectious disease such as AIDS are given priority); (3) supply of equipment for basic skills training courses (e.g. brick making, sewing, candle making machines, etc); (4) agricultural training equipment (e.g. tractors, pumps, sprinklers); (5) women empowerment; (6) public welfare (refurbishment and supply of equipment for facilities for the handicapped, orphans, family planning education, or the construction of community centers); and (7) water supply (facilities and equipment for drilling well pumps etc.).

2) Eligibility

Any type of non-profit organisation is eligible to be a GGP recipient.

3) Location

Actions must take place in North Macedonia.

4) Budget

The maximum grant amount per project is 10,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately equivalent to €70,000-€80,000 including audit fee, depending on the exchange rate). A detailed budget for the project is required. They rather prefer to fund construction of infrastructure and equipment. They do not accept administrative costs such as salaries, office rent or amenities as well as maintenance costs of equipment or machinery.

5) Application

Applications may be submitted throughout the year. The application form should be accompanied by: (1)  a detailed budget for the project; (2) a map showing the project site or reconstruction part; (3) cost estimates for the goods and services that will be purchased by the grant from 3 different companies, all in MKD; (4)  cost estimates for the audit fee from 3 different companies, all in MKD; and (4) annual financial statements of the applicant for the previous 2 years.

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