Grant Assistance For Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)

2022/11/18

Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) is part of Official Development Assistance (ODA)  of the Government of Japan. It is offered for developing countries with the aim to actively contribute to the world peace, stability and prosperity through both bilateral and multilateral channel.
 

The GGP aims to achieve economic and social development in developing countries based on the philosophy of human security, and provide the necessary funding for relatively small-scale activities in a way that directly benefits inhabitants at the grass-roots level. It is commonly referred to as “KUSANONE” in Japan. “Kusa” means “grass” and “Ne” means “roots” in Japanese. 

 

 

 
Symbols of GGP։ Kusanone (grassroots) and Kusanoneko (grassroots cat)
Slogan։ Spreading smiles throughout the world

Every year, within the frames of GGP projects, the Embassy of Japan in Armenia announces grants competition for the current fiscal year. The GGP welcomes projects addressing challenges in various spheres including Education, Health, Welfare, Environment, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Mine risk reduction, Refugee assistance and in promotion of inclusiveness (specific project examples are available at the Guideline).

In particular, GGP gives priority to areas that are targeted to improve Basic Human Needs (BHN), as well as areas of particular importance from the perspective of human security, such as:
  • mitigating threats to human survival, human life, and human dignity,
  • building up the capacities of individuals and communities,
  • overcoming problems associated with the internal displacement of people and refugees from regional conflicts,
  • addressing transboundary affairs including environmental issues.
Within 24 years of its work in Armenia (from 1999 – 2022), the GGP of the Government of Japan has funded around 95 projects, totaling USD 7,500,000. The projects of the last 6 years (2017-2022) can be found with the following link.
 

Announcement of GGP Application

Thank you for your interest in the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Embassy of Japan in Armenia. We are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the fiscal year 2023 (April 2023 - March 2024).

The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) is a framework that essentially supports NGOs and local public institutions in order to respond to various development needs in a prompt and precise manner, but on a comparatively small scale. The GGP primarily targets projects contributing to improve Basic Human Needs at the community level, building on the concept of “Human Security”.

How to apply

Please read carefully:

And submit the attached forms of the Concept Note and the Form of Photos (from the project site) to grassrootsjp@yv.mofa.go.jp by March 15.

 
Grant Amount Up to JPY 10,000,000 (approximately USD 75,000 in FY 2023)
*A project with larger proportion of in-house contribution will be welcomed. Co-funding from other donors/governmental bodies will also be a plus.
Duration of Project Up to 12 months
Eligible Applicant At least 2 years of experience in grant management with stable financial status are required for the
       • Local/International Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
       • Local Municipalities
       • Public Institutions (including all types of schools and hospitals/clinics)
*Individuals and private companies are NOT eligible
Project Areas GGP provides financial opportunities to projects including but not limited to:
       • Provision of equipment,
       • Establishment/Rehabilitation of infrastructure
       • Construction/Renovation of building
*Loans and credits for military purposes are excluded.
Further Information For more details, please refer to the following materials:
       • General Information of GGP  (PDF/English)
       • GGP in Armenia (Details: PDF/English, Summary: PDF/English)
       • The List of Implemented Projects in Armenia (PDF/English)
Contact Information
For inquiries and questions, please contact GGP team.
Email: grassrootsjp@yv.mofa.go.jp
Phone : (+374) 11 52 30 10


※Only the projects that are planned to be implemented in Armenia will be considered for the review. If your organization is not based in Armenia and is located in another country, please contact the Embassy of Japan in your country or region. GGP is implemented overall in 141 states and territories.

News

2023

【2023/01/25】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2022: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Renovation of No.5 Kindergarten of Armavir Municipality”
【2023/01/19】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2020: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Establishing Social Entrepreneurship and Vocational Training Center to Support Vulnerable People in Dilijan”
【2023/01/19】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Improving Sanitary Conditions at Public School in Mets Parni Village”
【2023/01/13】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Completion Ceremony of the Grant Contract for “The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment to Hematology Center”
【2023/01/12】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Renovation of No.13 Kindergarten in Ejmiatsin Municipality”

2022

【2022/12/23】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2022: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Establishing a Community Social-Educational Center for Vulnerable Population in Berd” and “The Project for Improvement of Consultation Support Center and Shelters for Women Victims of Domestic Violence”
【2022/12/21】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2022: Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract for “The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment to Vanadzor Medical Center”
【2022/12/15】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2022: Signing Ceremony of "The Project for Establishing Greenhouse and Anti-hail net for Reforestation in Lori Region”
【2022/12/14】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2022: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Improvement of Vardakar Reservoir in Shirak Region”
【2022/12/09】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Renovating and Enhancing Three Child Development Centers in Vayots Dzor”
【2022/10/12】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2022: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Provision of Educational Equipment for Kindergartens and Schools in Shirak Region”
【2022/10/12】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2022: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for provision of irrigation system in Aramus and Saralanj, Kotayk region”
【2022/10/11】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2022: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for the Improvement of the Specialized Children’s Home of Kharberd in Ararat Region”
【2022/10/04】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2020: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Establishing and Streamlining STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education Culture and Environment in Remote Armenian Communities”
【2022/08/29】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Completion Ceremony of“The Project for Provision of Public Bus in Lori Province”
【2022/06/20】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2020: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Construction of a New Pump Station and Irrigation System in Araksavan Village”
【2022/06/17】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Medical Support and First Aid Training for Demining Activities”
【2022/06/15】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2019: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Drinking Water Supply in Jujevan Village”
【2022/06/15】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021:Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Establishing Community Center for Women and Youth in Noyemberyan”
【2022/03/01】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract for “The Project for Provision of Public Bus in Lori Province”
【2022/02/28】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract for “The Project for Renovating and Enhancing Three Child Development Centres in Vayots Dzor”
【2022/01/27】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract for “The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment to Hematology Center”

2021

【2021/12/22】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract for “The Project for Renovation of Drinking Water Supply System and Public School in Gargar Village”
【2021/12/02】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021:Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Enhancing Waste Management Capacity and Promoting Recycling in Armavir City” and “The Project for Improving Sanitary Conditions at Public School in Mets Parni village”
【2021/12/01】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2021: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Renovation of No.13 Kindergarten in Ejmiatsin Municipality”
【2021/09/23】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2020: Completion Ceremony of “Project for Provision of Garbage Containers and Collection Vehicle to Enhance Capacity for Waste Management in Ijevan City”
【2021/09/16】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2018: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Establishing the IT Vocational Center in Ghukasavan Village”
【2021/08/11】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2020: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Provision of Fitness Facilities to Margahovit Village School”
【2021/06/30】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019:Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Construction of Water Pipe to an Irrigation Reservoir in Hors Community"
【2021/03/29】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2020: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Establishing Community Center for Women and Youth in Noyemberyan” and “The Project for Provision of Fitness Facilities to Margahovit Village School”
【2021/03/29】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2020: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Establishing Social Entrepreneurship and Vocational Training Centerto Support Vulnerable People in Dilijan”
【2021/03/29】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2020: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Establishment of an Agro-machinery Training Center in Sisian City” and “The Project for Construction of a New Pump Station and Irrigation System in Araksavan Village”
【2021/03/18】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2020: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Medical Support and First Aid Training for Demining Activities”
【2021/03/17】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019: Completion Ceremony of “Project for Procurement of a Mobile Clinic Vehicle for Community Oncological Reproductive and Mental Health Improvement”
【2021/03/01】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Improvement of Social-Educational Center for the Unemployed in Gyumri”
【2021/03/01】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Rehabilitation of Day Care Centers for the Elderlyin Gyumri and Tashir”
【2021/02/01】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2020: Signing Ceremony of “Project for Provision of Garbage Containers and Collection Vehicle to Enhance Capacity for Waste Management in Ijevan City”

2020

【2020/10/01】Completion Ceremony for the Project for Reconstruction of a Greenhouse for Training High-skilled Agronomists in Armenian National Agrarian University 
【2020/09/10】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Provision of School Equipment for Schools in Vayots Dzor”
【2020/03/27】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019: The Grant Contract for “The Project for Establishing and Streamlining STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education Culture and Environment in Remote Armenian Communities” was signed
【2020/03/27】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019: The Grant Contract for “The Project for Sustainable Irrigation System for Sayat-Nova Village” was signed
【2020/03/25】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019: The Grant Contract for “The Project for Renovating the National Center of Felt Art” was signed
【2020/03/25】The Grant Contract for Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019: "Project for Renovation of No.8 Preschool Educational Institution" was signed
【2020/03/24】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019:The Grant Contract for “The Project for Establishing the Vocational Training Center for Income Generation in Gegharkunik Province” was signed
【2020/03/24】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019: The Grant Contract for “The Project for Construction of Water Pipe to an Irrigation Reservoir in the Hors Community” was signed

2019

【2019/12/23】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Provision of School Equipment for State Vocational School No. 1 in Gyumri”
【2019/12/18】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for the Establishment of a Sensory Integration Room for the Benefit of Children with Disabilities, their Families and Louse Center’s Staff”
【2019/12/17】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Procurement of a Mobile Clinic Vehicle for Community Oncological Reproductive and Mental Health Improvement” 
【2019/10/08】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2019: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Equipping Kindergarten of Meghri Community with Solar Energy System” and “The Project for Drinking Water Supply in Jujevan Village”
【2019/10/08】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Constructing a Multi-functional Community Centre in Ijevan”
【2019/08/08】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Provision of Garbage containers for separation in Sisian city”
【2019/04/09】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018:Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Provision of Garbage containers for separation in Sisian city”
【2019/04/09】Signing ceremonies for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018 in Gyumri city
【2019/04/09】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018:Completion Ceremony of the Grant Contract for “The Project for Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Power System in Azatan Village”
【2019/04/02】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018:Signing Ceremony of“The Project for Reconstruction of a Greenhouse for Training High-skilled Agronomists in Armenian National Agrarian University”
【2019/03/05】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018:Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract for “The Project for Provision of School Equipment for Schools in Vayots Dzor”
【2018/11/30】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Creating Employment and Supporting Syrian-Armenian Refugees by Establishing a Cuisine Center in Yerevan”

2018

【2018/11/22】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2018: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Provision of a School Bus to Stepanavan Secondary School No. 6”
【2018/08/13】Cochlear implant “Switch On” in relation to the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017: “The Project for Improving Newborn Hearing Examination in the Republic of Armenia”
【2018/08/10】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017: Completion ceremony of「Children playgroung equipment development plan in Armenia」in Kotayk region
【2018/08/02】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Heating System Improvement of School No.8 in Spitak City”
【2018/08/02】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Power System in Azatan Village”
【2018/08/02】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Providing Mobile Care Service for Elderly in Amasia Community”
【2018/08/02】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2018: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Constructing a Multi-functional Community Centre in Ijevan”
【2018/07/23】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Improving Newborn Hearing Examination in the Republic of Armenia”
【2018/06/28】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2018: Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Provision of a School Bus to Stepanavan Secondary School No. 6”
【2018/06/28】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017: Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Improving Children’s Playground Equipment in Kotayk Province and Lori Province”
【2018/03/29】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2016:Completion Ceremony of “The Project for Improving the Quality of Children Rehabilitation Services and Care in Aragatsotn Region”
【2018/03/16】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017:Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Creating Employment and Supporting Syrian-Armenian Refugees by Establishing a Cuisine Center in Yerevan”
【2018/03/16】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017:Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Improving Newborn Hearing Examination in the Republic of Armenia” 
【2018/03/16】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017:Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Providing Mobile Care Service for Elderly in Amasia Community”
【2018/03/14】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017:Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Heating System Improvement of School No.8 in Spitak City”
【2018/03/09】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY2017 : Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Improving Children’s Playground Equipment in Kotayk Province and Lori Province”
【2018/02/27】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2017 : Signing Ceremony of “The Project for Establishing the IT Vocational Center in Ghukasavan Village”

2017

【2017/11/01】Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects FY 2016 : Completion Ceremony of “Construction of Drainage System in Arapi Village”