The Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP)

From the People of Japan

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 the 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.
・Individuals 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 or emailed applications are not considered.



Due to the large number of applications received during the year, it is not always possible to respond to your application immediately or acknowledge receipt thereof. You will be contacted by telephone or mail if we need additional information in order to consider your proposal.
If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.

South Africa (Mobile Mammography Project)
Eswatini (Mbokojweni Primary School)
Eswatini (Water supply project)
Lesotho (Recycled Ambulance Project)

Telephone: +27 (0) 12 452 1500
Physical Address: Embassy of Japan, 259 Baines street, Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181
Postal Address: Private Bag X999, Pretoria 0001