About the Program
The Japanese Government offers a financial aid program for development projects prepared to meet basic needs in developing countries. The program called Grant Scheme for Local Projects (GGP) supports projects proposed by various organizations such as civil society organizations, associations, and municipalities with a non-refundable financial aid.
- Primary Health: Improving preventive health services, renewing the equipment of health centers and providing new equipment.
- People with Disabilities: Private schools or centers for the disabled, production workshops.
- Women in Development: Skill development, vocational training, and rehabilitation centers aiming at the development of women in the region.
- Public Benefit/Other Disadvantaged Sections: Special care centers for the elderly, nursing homes, education and rehabilitation centers for children and young people, facilities for children working and living on the street or orphans.
- Capacity Building and Training: Vocational training, capacity building programs for private communities.
- Other Project Topics: Regulation of income inequality, clean water supply, small scale disaster management and prevention of disaster damages.
CSOs and municipalities can apply. Project applications will be accepted from all regions of Turkey, and the project can be applied all over the country. However, priority will be given to the Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia regions. Projects should be on issues targeting disadvantaged segments of society.
Applications can be made in any semester of the year as long as the program is in effect. Projects must continue for the period to be determined by the Embassy of Japan. Projects are inspected by the Embassy during this period. The timing of the assessment and transfer of funds to projects is determined by the embassy according to the Japanese financial calendar of the year the project was approved.
The maximum amount of grant that can be provided per project is 10 million Japanese Yen (10 million Japanese Yen is approximately 90,000 USD) Value Added Tax (VAT) within the scope of project expenditures is not covered by the Embassy. The VAT amount must be paid by the applicant or the project partners to be determined by the applicant. Project budgets should be prepared with a maximum of 90,000 USD (excluding VAT). Detailed information about the application is available on the website.
For further information: https://www.tr.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/hibeyardimi.html
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