Funding Opportunity: Grant Assistance for Grassroots Project by Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata


Since 1989, the Government of Japan has been offering a financial assistance scheme called “the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP)” for development projects designed to meet the diverse basic human needs of the people in developing countries. The GGP has acquired an excellent reputation worldwide for providing timely support to the local communities at the grass-roots level. In India, the GGP scheme has been supporting projects to be implemented by nonprofit organizations such as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), educational and medical institutions eligible to receive foreign funds under the law of the Government of India.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the grant, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:

1) The applicant must be one of the following organizations:

a. International, National or Local NGO
b. Local public authorities
c. Educational Institution
d. Medical Institution

2) Registered organization under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976

3) Registered organization under the relevant registration acts including national and
state acts such as:

a. The Societies Registration Act, 1860
b. Charitable and Religious Trusts Act, 1920
c. Religious Endowments Act, 1863
d. Indian Trust Act, 1882
e. Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956

4) Minimum 2 years of direct/related experience in the proposed field of activity

5) Not black-listed or court-listed by the state/central government. The applicant must
not have any pending case with a court.

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