Donor: Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF)
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Japan
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 23.04.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 10.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 30.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Aid

Project Locations

  1. Asia

      Bhutan, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand


1) Objective

Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF) is now calling for grant applications for Hansen’s disease-related projects. Through its grant program, Sasakawa Health Foundation promotes the early detection and treatment of Hansen’s disease patients in countries that still see many new cases, and works toward the realization of a society free from stigma and discrimination in which persons affected by Hansen’s disease and their families are accepted and have access to all necessary treatment and services.

They support activities that contribute to providing high-quality Hansen’s disease services (e.g., early detection and treatment, prevention of transmission, rehabilitation) in endemic countries:

  • Activities to share experience and transfer know-how to healthcare personnel with insufficient knowledge of Hansen’s disease.
  • Activities in communities and schools that promote awareness of the importance and methods of early diagnosis and treatment.
  • Activities for early detection, treatment and prevention of leprosy, and for creating support mechanisms to ensure that patients continue their treatment until it is completed.

They support activities to empower persons affected by Hansen’s disease and eliminate the stigma and discrimination they face by strengthening their organizations’ foundations and networks to enable them to gain a solid foothold in society and develop sustainably as the primary stakeholders at the heart of resolving issues related to Hansen’s disease.

  • Organizational strengthening and empowerment of people’s organizations including human resource development, as well as network building between organizations.
  • Activities that contribute to the empowerment of persons affected by Hansen’s disease (e.g. promotion of participation, capacity building, establishment of economic base, participation in policy-making process)
  • Educational support for children of persons affected by Hansen’s disease.
  • Activities that deepen understanding of issues surrounding Hansen’s disease through awareness raising and network building among key actors as well as investigative research and surveys in related fields.

2) Eligibility

Applicants must be non-profit organizations and may include educational and research institutions. Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF) does not accept applications from, nor provide grants to, individuals or for-profit organizations.

3) Location

Actions can take place in countries reporting more than 1,000 annual new cases or with a disease prevalence rate above 1.0 per 10,000 population.

4) Budget

The amount of funding varies depending on the contents and nature of the project. For reference, the average figures for FY2022 are USD 10,000-30,000.

5) Application

Please submit your proposal by filling out the Grant Application Form: For projects starting in April 2023: November 21 to December 18, 2022; and For projects starting in September 2023: March 13 to April 23, 2023.

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