1. What is GGP?In 1989, the Government of Japan introduced Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in order to respond to the diverse development needs in less developed countries. The aim of GGP is to provide financial assistance to non-profit development organizations for implementing projects at community level.
2. Who can apply for GGP?Can
Any non-profit development organization such as;
(1) Community-Based Organizations
(2) Local & International NGOs (Non-Governmental Organization)
(3) Local Authority (Ex. City Council, District)
(4) Educational Institutions (ex. School Management Committee)
(5) Medical Institutions (ex. Hospital Management Committee)
(6) Research Institutions
(1) Individuals or private companies/groups
(2) An organization that is not registered by the relevant government agency e.g. Ministry of Social Services, NGO Board, registrar of societies etc.
(3) Any organization that was registered less than two years at the time of applying. (GGP requests organization to submit the copy of certificate)
(4) An organization without a title deed or proof of ownership of land
3. What GGP does/does not fund?DO!
- Construction / Renovation of buildings or infrastructures
- Supply of Equipment / Furniture
- Trainings / Awareness raising campaign
- Programmes/ Capacity Building
- Operational / Administrative costs
- Consumables / Disposable Equipment (food, stationary, seeds)
- Land purchase, Rent, School fees, Travel expenses, Staff salaries
- Purchase of livestock, beehives and tree seedlings
- General financial assistance
- Projects benefiting individuals not the whole targeted community
- Borehole Drilling
4. What are the areas of focus?- Primary Education (Priority for school assistance is given to primary schools)
- Health Care including HIV/AIDS
- Water and Sanitation
- Environmental Protection
- Poverty Reduction
- Disaster and Emergency response
*GGP projects are not limited to the above sectors. If the community’s priority need is in different sectors, GGP may consider the proposed project.
*Special attention may be given to projects assisting the vulnerable groups (ex. street children, orphans, widows, and people with disabilities).
5. How much is the GGP Funding?The maximum amount of GGP Funding for one project is JPY 10,000,000-.
= in 2014-15, the amount is equivalent to USD 100,000
*The amount in local currency is subject to change due to the change in Exchange Rate.
*GGP fund is provided ONE TIME ONLY and is NOT MULTI-YEAR funding.
*There is NO TOP UP in case of a budget over-run. The applicants have to pay any additional cost not mentioned in the proposals.
6. How does the Embassy select Application? (Selection Criteria)The Embassy will assess all the submitted applications based on;
(A) Credibility of the Organization
(B) Legal Status of the Organization (Registration Certificate needed)
(C) Financial Status of the Organization (Recent Bank Statement)
(D) Project Management Capacity of the Organization
(E) Community Participation and Contribution towards the Proposed Project
(F) Sustainability and Ownership by the Beneficial Community
(G) Project Impact to the Beneficial Community
(H) The Quality of the Proposal submitted in terms of Neatness, Focus, Verifying
documents attached ex. Photos, Bank Statements, Certificates
The Embassy will send a “Guide to Proposal Writing” only to successful applicants whose application was selected at the application screening. If you do not receive any correspondence within four months from the date of the submission of application, please consider your application unsuccessful.
7. How to Apply GGP?An applicant is requested to:
A. Read the application available from the link below carefully to familiarize with GGP scheme and its selection process.
B. Fill necessary information requested in the application (failure to provide necessary information automatically disqualifies the application)
C. Submit an application form to the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi, Kenya
Embassy of Japan (Attn: GGP Section)
P.O. Box 60202-00200 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 020-289 8000 / Fax: 020-289 8120