The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme was first introduced as the Small Scale Grant Assistance Programme in 1989. The aim is to assist Non-Profit Organisations (NPO’s) and local authorities by supporting relatively small development projects which have a direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities at a grass-roots level.
The Embassy of Japan in the Republic of South Africa covers the Republic of South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho, and the Kingdom of Eswatini, and deals with applications from these three countries. The site of the proposed project must be located in among the three.
- Registered NPOs may apply and a copy of the NPO registration certificate must be attached the application form. NPOs here include non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, education institutions, medical institutions and local governments.
- Individual or private companies are not eligible to apply.
- Only one (1) application will be considered per organisation.
- The applicant organisation must have at least 3 (three) years experience in the sector of the proposed project. The applicant organisation is required to have established sound, sustainable and stable foundations in terms of finance, personnel, project management etc. Therefore, the Embassy cannot fund newly established organisations, pilot projects, initial start-up costs etc.
The relevant application form should be submitted by hand or mailed to the Embassy. Faxed applications are not considered.