Grants in Cameroon for Grassroots Projects and NGOs
The Embassy of Japan in Cameroon is currently accepting applications for its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) to organized groups in order to help them carry out projects at grassroots level.
Founded in 1993, this grant has contributed to the development and improvement of the livelihoods of less privileged people.
The maximum amount of the grant is about 50,000,000 FCFA for each project. (It may change depending on the fiscal year budget.)
- Local and International NGOs
- Professional, health, or educational training centers
- CIGs (Common Initiative Groups), CBOs (Community Based Organizations) and local development committees
- Educational or health institutes
- Local authoritiesNB: Non-profit organizations are eligible except central governments or UN organizations.
Prerequisites for Organizations
- The organization should be officially registered by relevant authorities.
- The organization should have been active in its domain for at least two (2) years.
- The organization should have an accessible Head Office and project site.
- The organization should have good records of previous projects.
- The organizations should have good financial records and record keeping system.Projects funded
- Project for construction, rehabilitation, equipment.
- Projects for Socio-economic development, in Education (schools), Health (hospitals),
- professional training (vocational training centres), transport (small bridges), Water (wells, water supply), economic (small industry for local income), agriculture (strage magazine).
- Projects for improvement of livelihoods at grassroots level.
- Projects in favor of the less privileged.
- Projects that can be implemented within 12 months maximum.Projects not funded
- Exclusive for religious or political purposes
- Related to the powers of the State
- For only cultural, artistic or sports activities
- For commercial activities
- For professional researches
- For military purposesNB: Profit-making projects are not eligible.
Articles not funded
- Administrative costs (e.g. salaries, utility costs, rents, advert, transportation, operational cost)
- Upkeep costs (e.g. maintenance costs,purchase of replacement products) Land Purchase
- Tax and Bank fees (e.g. customs, commissions, registration fees, value-added tax (VAT), management permit fees)
- Personal assistance (e.g. scholarship, training, internship, school fees, research, items which can be personal belongings such as clothes or stationery)
- Consumable/Disposable products (e.g. food, stationery, seeds, livestock)
- Items which are difficult to be followed-up (e.g. Electronic devices such as personal computers, its renewal fees, books, vaccines)NB: GGP funds only for tangible and traceable items.
The Embassy will assess all the submitted applications based on:
- Credibility of the Organization
- Legal Status of the Organization (Registration Certificate needed)
- Financial Status of the Organization (Recent Bank Statement)
- Project Management Capacity of the Organization
- Community Participation and Contribution towards the Proposed Project
- Sustainability and Ownership by the Beneficial Community
- Impact of the Project for the Beneficiaries
- The Quality of the Proposal submitted in terms of Neatness, Focus, and Attachment of Verified documents e.g. Photos, Bank Statements and CertificatesApply by 31st May.
For more information and application details, see; Grants in Cameroon for Grassroots Projects and NGO