The Embassy of Japan in Namibia is seeking applications for its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) was first introduced as the Small Scale Grant Assistance Program in 1989, and in Namibia, the program has been implemented since 1997.
The GGP aims to bring direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities at a grass-roots level by supporting relatively small development projects to be implemented by Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs).
The GGP mainly covers tangible improvement, such as constructing primary and junior high schools, improving fundamental medical equipment at hospitals, and excavating wells, etc.
The following areas are not financed by the GGP:
- Projects for assisting research at advanced academic institutions, sponsorship/ scholarship
- Projects for improving the capacities of the recipient organization itself
- Projects that are limited to commercial activities and creation of employment of particular individuals and organizations, and where the direct benefits for grass-roots activities are uncertain
- Projects that are not closely related to economic and social development (such as culture, arts, and sports related projects)
- Projects with a political or missionary purpose or the intention of military use Even if a project is eligible for the GGP, consumables, small fixtures, and running and maintenance costs of facilities and equipment, etc are not financed The projects to be implemented in cooperation with Japanese private companies and/or that utilise Japanese private companies’ products are welcomed.Funding Information
The standard limit is NAD 950,000.00. The amount is subject to change due to the inevitable fluctuation of the exchange rates.
The items such as the following can be covered by GGP:
- Materials and labour cost for construction of buildings
- Purchase of equipment which is essential for the project implementation
- Transportation cost for approved items
- Skills training necessary for the project (e.g. training on new equipment introduced through the approved GGP)
- External audit feePlease note that the following items can NOT be covered:
- Value-added tax (VAT)
- Bank charges
- Maintenance costs of facilities and equipment
- Contingency budget
- Administrative cost of the applicant organisations, such as running cost, staff salary etc.
- Project preparation expenses relating to and/or required for the organisations’ application to the GGP, such as professional architectural fees, quantity surveys etc.Eligibility Criteria
- Registered NPOs may apply with a copy of the NPO registration certificate attached to the application form. NPOs here include non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, education institutions, medical institutions and local governments.
- The site of a proposed project must be located within Namibia.
- The applicant organisation must have at least 3 (three) years’ experiences in the sector of the proposed project.
- The applicant organisation is required to have established and stable foundations in terms of finance, human resources, project management etc. Therefore, newly established organisations, pilot projects, initial start-up costs etc. won’t be supported by GGP.
- Only one (1) application will be considered per organisation.
- Individuals or private companies are not eligible to apply.Apply by 3rd April.