Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non-Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities.

Funding brief: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) provides grant to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non-Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities. If you consider applying for our grant program, please kindly follow the guidance page below carefully.

Objective:
● Entry Grant: Grant to support grass-roots projects to expand
● Continuous-Project Grant: Grant to support grass-roots projects to take a root in the site as self-sustain project
● General Grant: Grant to support organizational growth by realizing projects efficiently through refining skills

Project area Examples
Conservation of Biodiversity Nature protection, conservation and restoration The activities that contribute to the protection of areas or habitats which are recognized to have worthy ecosystem ・ Wildlife conservation ・ Research on threatened or endangered species ・ The activities of either management of invasive species or Wildlife (ex, birds and mammal)
Forest conservation and reforestation The activities that contribute to the conservation of worthy forests ・ Reforestation of degraded land ・ Conservation of secondary forests (Satoyama)
Prevention of desertification ・ Afforestation and tree/grass planting in deserts and surrounding areas ・ Activities that promote proper irrigation
Agriculture of environmental conservation type ・ Promotion of agro-forestry ・ Development and utilization of natural farming techniques ・ Conservation of terraced rice paddy fields
Mitigation and adaptation to climate change ・ The activities that promote utilization of soft renewable natural energy; popularization of energy-saving lifestyles ・ Utilization of low-emission automobiles ・ Other activities aimed at the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Building of a recycle-based society ・ Waste reduction, reuse and recycling – Sustainable material cycle activities for proper waste treatment and prevention of illegal waste disposal ・ Waste management and promoting cyclical use of natural resources
Air, water and soil conservation ・ Protection of the ozone layer ; Acid rain control and other measures to prevent air pollution ・ Prevention of water pollution including river, lake and marsh ; protection of marine environment ・ Prevention of soil pollution ; reduction and non-use of toxic chemicals
Comprehensive environmental education ・ Activities for ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) promotion ・ Promoting comprehensive environmental education for awareness raising ・ Training and awareness raising through environmental education
Comprehensive environmental conservation activities ・ Uncategorized project areas; covering multi-disciplinary activity areas ・ Creation of environmental friendly cities through the collaboration of citizens, businesses, local communities, and governments ・ Promotion of green procurement and environmentally-friendly labels ・ Research to formulate comprehensive environmental policy recommendations
Other environmental conservation activities ・ Environmental conservation projects which have been not already described above

Donor Name: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE)
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: Application period for FY2019 is from November, 5th, 2018 to December, 5th, 2018.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit:
● Entry Grant: Minimum 500,000 JPY ~ Maximum 3,000,000 JPY
● Continuous-Project Grant: Minimum 500,000 JPY ~ Maximum 3,000,000 JPY
● General Grant: Minimum 2,000,000 JPY ~ Maximum 6,000,000 JPY

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration:
● 
Entry Grant: 1 year (One term per organization)
● Continuous-Project Grant: Maximum 3 years (One term per organization)
● General Grant: Maximum 3 years (Two-year-break required for organization received Regular Grant for two terms in a row)

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● At first, if you are Non-Japanese organizations, please check this quiz (Eligibility Quiz)!

Organization criteria:
● Entry Grant: 1. At least 1 year experience in the related field to the proposed project 2. Organization established less than 10 years ago 3. Never granted by JFGE
● Continuous-Project Grant: 1. At least 1 year experience in the related field to the proposed project 2. Organization either received Entry Grant in past three years or never received JFGE grant
● General Grant: At least 3-year experience in the related field to the proposed project

Project criteria:
● Entry Grant: 1. Project to pursue environmental conservation 2. Grass-roots project
● Continuous-Project Grant: 1. Project to pursue environmental conservation 2. Project aiming to continue similar project 3. Cooperation with various stakeholders for project expansion
● General Grant: 1. Project to pursue environmental Conservation 2. Project with either new issue, new topic, or new methodology involved

Organizations eligible for the Grant Applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
1)The organization must be a non-governmental organization (NGO) or a non-profit organization (NPO)
2)The organization must possess an Articles of Incorporation or its equivalent bylaws
3)The organization must possess a well-established board of directors and work forces that make decisions for the organization and implements the proposed project
4)The organization must possess an accounting structure capable of bookkeeping and self-auditing
5)The organization must possess an office that serves as a base of their project
6)The organization must prove that they have enough capacity to execute the proposed project by presenting the firm evidence, such as activity report of previous project and achievements

Eligible projects for the JFGE Grant Conservation projects that fall into following categories are eligible; a. Nature protection, conservation and restoration
● Forest conservation and tree/grass planting
● Anti-desertification
● Agriculture of environmental conservation type
● Mitigation and adaptation to climate change
● Building of a recycle-oriented society
● Air, water and soil conservation
● Comprehensive environmental education
● Comprehensive environmental conservation projects j. Other environmental conservation projects Legitimate participation of local communities is highly desirable for practical projects such as afforestation, wildlife conservation, prevention of pollution, etc. In other hand, conducting surveys and researches or holding international conferences to promote the activities are recommended. And in any case, previous project experience in the project site is necessary.

Projects not eligible for the Grant: Even if the proposed project meets the above conditions, it would be ineligible for the Grant if the project falls into one of the following conditions;
(1) Projects that are carried out as part of policy measures of a national administrative body of either Japan or the nation where the projects are to be implemented
(2) Projects that are in effect carried out in the interests of a specific business operator
(3) Projects for which the funds provided by the grant are expected to be recovered through some ways such as loans, advances, or investments
(4) Projects that are deemed to be used for the purpose of political and/or religious propaganda
(5) Projects that are funded by other sources than the JFGE Grant, such as subsidies or grants from the government of Japan or Japanese government bodies
(6) Projects that extend financial aid or grants to other organizations
(7) Projects that are deemed to be inappropriate and unsuitable for NGOs/NPOs

Eligible Country: JFGE grant for overseas is exclusively for the environmental conservation projects planned to be implemented in developing countries and areas.

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● 
Guideline: Click to view

How to apply: Where and how to submit the Grant Request Form- Due to the aspects of efficiency, JFGE decided to outsource the reception of Grant Request. Process Unique 1-11 Tsuji Hondori Kitaku Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 462-0861 Japan Tel 052-914-1374 Fax 052-915-1523.

Requirements NOTE: Following documents should be prepared in Japanese. Continuing grant projects from FY2018 don’t need to submit (2)(3)(5)(6), if no changes have made on them.

Documents to be submitted Number of submission Notice
(1) The completed Grant Request Form, page 1 through page 5 (in Japanese) (hereinafter the “Request” ) Original (with signature and/or stamp) and 1 copy ・A4-size paper must be used. Use recycled paper if possible. ・Even if your project is expected to last for two or more fiscal years, write the single annual budget plan on the request form Page 3-1, 3-2, 3-3. ・In case of conducting surveys and researches, the document should provide a list of attendees engaged in the survey and their expertise in Page 5.
(2) The organization’s Articles of Incorporation or equivalent bylaws (in Japanese version) 1 copy ・A Japanese-version must be provided
(3) A register of members who constitute the board of directors or equivalent decision-making body of the organization (in English version) 1 copy ・English version is accepted.
(4) Organization’s statement of accounts for the current and past two fiscal years (in English version) 1 copy ・If the account has not yet been settled, please submit a plan or projection. ・Organizations in existence for less than three years may submit available data. ・English version is accepted.
(5) Reports, photographs and other materials showing the outline of similar activities conducted in the past three years (in both original version and Japanese summary) 1 copy ・If the organization has, in the past three years, engaged in projects similar to that for which the grant is sought, reports, photographs and other materials that provide a general outline of these projects should be submitted. ・Previously existing materials are acceptable. ・Original version is accepted, but also submit the brief summary of these documents in Japanese.
(6) Other background materials that provide details of the project (ex, logic model, stakeholder map) (in both original version and Japanese summary) 1 copy ・For site-specific activities, such as nature conservation, surveys and afforestation; general geographic map(s) and thematic map(s) of project site should be presented. ・If logic model and stakeholder map of the proposed projects are available, also submit as a reference. ・Original version is accepted, but also submit the brief summary of these documents in Japanese.
(7) ‘Power of Attorney’ and “Qualification as an Agent” (documents explain a relationship between an Non-Japanese organization (Applicant) and agent) Original ・Non-Japanese organizations are required to submit a ‘Power of Attorney’ and “Qualification as an Agent” (documents explain a relationship between an Non-Japanese organization (Applicant) and agent), in addition to the documents specified in (1) to (6). ・The Power of Attorney must bear the signature of the agent of the Applicant organization. If, however, the original signed Power of Attorney has not arrived in time for submission, the JFGE will accept a copy as a temporary measure, in consideration of the time required for communications between the agent and the Non-Japanese organizations.
(8) Checklist of the needed documents Original


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