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$10,000 to $100,000

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


The Embassy of Japan in Botswana is seeking applications for the Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP).

The Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) or KUSANONE was first introduced in 1989 and has been assisting Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) by supporting people-centred relatively small development projects which have a direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities at grass-roots level.

  • GGP/KUSANONE aims to assist self-help efforts of NPO’s in:

    • social and economic development in rural/urban settings,

    • supporting people/communities who are socially and/or economically vulnerable and disadvantaged,

    • empowering local communities for sustainable development, etc.

  • GGP/KUSANONE aims to meet various needs whose areas include but are not limited to: education, health/sanitation, support for people with disabilities, water/energy, agriculture/indigenous industry, and environment.

Funding Information
  • Maximum available grant amount - 10,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately 1,000,000 BWP, this is dependent on the currency exchange rate) is the maximum amount allocated per project under the GGP/KUSANONE.

  • The GGP/KUSANONE is implemented in one-year cycles as the programme’s budget is allocated annually. Furthermore, the approved project must be completed within one year of the date of the grant contract.

  • GGP/KUSANONE applications will be considered if:

    • the project is aimed at the socio-economic development of the target country/area,

    • it is clear that the project will directly benefit the targeted community

    • the project will generate substantial outcome through a one-shot small-scale grant,

    • a sustainable impact in the future can be expected.

  • They do not assist the following types of projects:

    • projects which do not directly benefit grassroots level, e.g. research activities in higher educational institutes, expansion of administrative facilities, etc,

    • commercial activities which are not in line with the GGP/KUSANONE assistance,

    • non socio-economic development projects e.g., artistic, cultural and sports activities,

    • political, religious and military activities,

    • projects which benefit only the applicant organization.

Eligibility :
  • Registered non-profit organizations (NPOs) such as non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, educational institutes, medical institutes and local governments are eligible to apply. In addition, the applicant organization must have at least 2 (two) years experience in the sector of the proposed project. The applicant organization is required to have established sound, sustainable and stable foundations in terms of finance, personnel and project management.

  • They are UNABLE to assist individual applicants or private companies.

Post Date: January 18, 2024

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