Donor: Japanese Embassy in Uganda
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Japan
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 100.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Health
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

In 1989, the Government of Japan introduced Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in view of the fact that the development needs in less developed countries were increasingly diversifying. The aim of GGP is to provide financial assistance to non-profit, development-oriented organisations so as to implement community development projects, which directly benefit people at a grassroots level. Since the first GGP project in Uganda was signed in 1992, 245 projects have been implemented as of June 2019. By sector, more than half of the all projects are in the area of education, health and water/sanitation. By type, majority of the projects involve construction of facilities and/or provision of equipments. However, the Embassy welcomes a diversity of project proposals with high implementing capacity.

Their commitments in Uganda have successfully improved millions of people’s lives through the construction of boreholes, classrooms, girls’ dormitories, maternity wards and infectious disease wards, and the procurement of ambulances, school buses and trucks. Focus areas are: (1) primary/secondary education; (2) vocational training; (3) primary health care, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; (4) water and sanitation; (5) reconstruction for disaster areas; and (6) agricultural development.

2) Eligibility

Non-profit organisations, CBOs (Community-based Organisation), local/international NGOs, medical institutions, educational institutions, local authorities/governments including sub-county level which has a minimum of two years experience in implementing development projects track record in handling at least 50% of requested funds are eligible.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Uganda.

4) Budget

The amount of GGP grant, which bases itself on one-time, single-year financing, shall not exceed 10,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately $100,000 depending on exchange rates).

5) Application

This is a two staged application process. First, concept notes need to be submitted. If selected, applicants are invited to submit a full proposal. The Embassy receives applications anytime throughout the year, but the application selection process is conducted twice a year, with the deadline set on 31 January and 30 June every year.

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