Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)

INTRODUCTION

As part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) to developing countries, the Government of Japan offers a Programme to support non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community ­based organizations (CBOs) that are working specifically in the social development sector. Known as the GGP (Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects), it provides flexible and timely support to small-scale development projects, which aim to improve the social well-being of the people at the grassroots level. Click here for details of GGP provided to various NGOs In applying for support through the GGP Programme, please read the following guidelines carefully, and complete the application form for submission to the Embassy of Japan.

Criteria of Funding

All projects will be examined and evaluated on a project-by-project basis, on the basis of the following criteria:

Eligible Applicants

All non-profit organizations implementing social development projects at grassroots level. It includes local/international NGOs, CBOs, village organizations, local institutions, schools, hospitals, etc.
 
Notice: The GGP does not provide support to federal and provincial government bodies, universities, private institutions and industrial corporations (factories, business, farms, etc.)

Note 1:

Soft components including capacity building for project operators and local communities and awareness campaign pertaining to the project can be included in the proposed project scope.
 
Note 2:
If your submitted project needs multiple years to complete, we can support that. However, a new application will have to be submitted for each year. (For instance, if a hospital construction requires 3years to be completed then construction period is divided in 3 phases and for each phase the NGO will have to apply again to GGP.

Priority Sectors
Priority is given to the following sectors:
•           Basic education (pre-school to class eight, and adult literacy)
•           Primary health (includes population welfare / reproductive health)
•           Vocational training/Skill development
•           Special education (education/training for Handicapped, Orphanages, etc.)
•           Agriculture (irrigation system.)
•           Public welfare/Basic Infrastructure (drinking water supply, sanitation, road, bridges, electricity, etc.)
•           Environment
Please note that Priority would be given to WID projects (i.e. projects that specifically target women as direct beneficiaries).
Notice: The GGP does not provide support to religious activities, research projects, legal assistance, and high-tech medical projects.

Eligible Items / Commodities / Facilities for Support

The following items/commodities may be considered for support:
•           Facilities/Buildings
•           Equipment (Only the equipment that will be utilized directly by the beneficiaries and/or by the implementing organizations to support their activities.
Notice: The GGP does not cover salaries and compensations, bursaries/tuition, running cost (rent, telephone/electricity bills, POL, etc), and consumer goods

Required Documents

To submit the application form and required documents to GGP Unit, Click the following to download the format:
A. Guidelines
Application Form
Annex-I Cost Breakdown (with the quotations from three suppliers for each item requested)
Annex-II  Questionnaire
Covering Letter  (word format)
Amount of Grant
The average amount of grant per project ranges between 10 million yen. Some projects exceeding the limit may be approved as exceptional cases.

SUBMISSION

Caution: Scammers sending fake emails from the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan

To submit the application form and supporting documents, please send by post to:

GGP UNIT
ECONOMIC SECTION
EMBASSY OF JAPAN 
P.O. BOX 1119 
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

Note:
Applications from Sindh and Balochistan are processed by the Consulate
General of Japan in Karachi, and should be sent by post to:
 
GGP Unit
Consulate General of Japan
6/2 Civil line Abdullah Haroon Road
Karachi, Pakistan.

Please note that we do not accept the proposal either by fax. or e-mail.