Grant Opportunities

Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) for NGOs in Cameroon

Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) for NGOs in Cameroon


Deadline: 31 May 2020

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.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
Founded in 1993, this grant has contributed to the development and improvement of the livelihoods of less privileged people.

Funding Information

The maximum amount of the grant is about 50,000,000 FCFA for each project. (It may change depending on the fiscal year budget.)

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
Eligible Organizations

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 authorities
NB: 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 purposes
NB: Profit-making projects are not eligible.

Sample Proposals
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 stationeries)
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.

Selection Standard

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 Certificates
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