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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.
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.
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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