Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)


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?

(1) Educational Institutions
(2) Medical Institutions
(3) Community-Based Organisations
(4) Local & International Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
(5) Faith-Based Organisations
(6) Local Authority
(1) Individuals or profit organisations
(2) Organisations that have officially operated less than two years at the time of application
(3) Organisations that are not registered with the relevant government agency
(4) Organisations without a title deed or proof of official approval of ownership/ land use

3. What GGP does/does not fund?

(1) Construction/ Renovation of buildings or infrastructure
(2) Supply of Equipment/ Furniture
(3) Technical or educational training/workshops to complement the above (1) and/or (2) activities.
Do not fund
(1) Operational/ Administrative costs
(2) Running and maintenance costs of facilities and equipment
(3) General financial assistance
(4) Land purchase/ Rent/ School fees/ Travel expenses/ Staff salaries
(5) Consumables/ Disposable Equipment
(6) Purchase of livestock, beehives and tree seedlings
(7) Projects benefiting individuals or particular group instead of the whole targeted community
(8) Borehole Drilling
(9) Only soft components such as capacity building, advocacy and so on.
(10) Construction of religious facilities
(11) Research at advanced academic institutions
(12) Projects with a political or the intention of military use
(13) Projects that are not closely related to economic and social development

4. What are the areas of focus?

(1) Education (Primary, Secondary, Vocational or Special)
(2) Health Care
(3) Water and Sanitation
(4) Agriculture/Fishery

5. How much is the GGP Funding?

The maximum amount of GGP Funding per project is 10 million Japanese Yen. The budget includes audit and quantity surveyor fees.

6. How does the Embassy select Application?

The Embassy will assess all the submitted applications based on;
(1) Credibility of the organisation
(2) Legal status of the organisation (Registration certificate needed)
(3) Financial status of the organisation (Recent bank statement)
(4) Project management capacity of the organisation
(5) Community participation and their contribution towards the proposed project
(6) Sustainability and ownership by the beneficial community
(7) Impact of the project to the beneficiaries
(8) Quality of the proposal submitted in terms of neatness, focus, and attachment of verified documents

7. How to Apply for GGP?

An applicant is requested to:
(1) Read this application guide carefully to familiarize with the GGP scheme and its selection process;
(2) Fill in the necessary information requested in the application; and
(3) Submit completed application form with all required documents to the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi, Kenya by post, drop-off or Email.
                Embassy of Japan in Kenya (Attn: GGP Section)
                P.O. Box 60202-00200 Nairobi, Kenya
                Tel: 020-289 8000 / Fax: 020-289 8120

8. List of Previously funded projects


9. Download Application Form HERE