The Japan Water Forum (JWF): Inviting applications for ‘JWF Fund 2019’ to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries who have been addressing water-related issues in their own countries and to solve water-related issues while meeting local needs as well as utilizing local resources.

Funding brief: The JWF Fund was founded in 2005 and solely operated by Japan Water Forum (JWF), which aims to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries who have been addressing water-related issues in their own countries. Every year, JWF publicly seeks for projects and those adopted after due assessment will be eligible to get funding up to 1,000 USD per project.

Japan Water Form Fund will provide grants for organizations which aim at solving water-related issues at grass-roots level. They hope that it will be a small but certain step to solve water-related issues while meeting local needs as well as utilizing local resources.

A project which is planned and will faithfully be implemented along the following themes will be considered.
 Construction/ repair of the water supply resource such as well and reservoir.
 Installation of small scale type water supply system.
 Construction/repair of sanitation facility.
 Maintenance/improvement of water resource environment.
 Installation/promotion of water efficiency irrigation system.
 Implementation of water-related disaster risk reduction/mitigation program.

If you plan to implement the project except the themes above, please specify the theme in the application form B.

It is advisable that the project includes awareness-raising programs/training programs for capacity building and sustainability of the project.

*In your application form, please specifically describe current situation and problems of your project area, planned activities, and prospected result of your project.

Donor Name: The Japan Water Forum (JWF)
Funding name: JWF Fund 2019

Deadline: Applications shall be submitted to Japan Water Forum no later than 6:00 p.m. in Japan time, 15th, July, 2019.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: up to 1,000 USD per project

Project start date: September, 2019

Project duration: The selected projects have to be started as soon as the grants are received, which will be the end of September, 2019, and the activity in the field should be completed by the end of February, 2020. The recipients must complete the project and then submit a project report with photos after the project completion by 15th, March, 2020.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: The local grassroots organizations that work in countries/territories below can apply for the JWF Fund. National governments, local governments and private companies cannot apply for the fund.

Eligible Country:
Countries and Territories
 Least Developed Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo Dem. Rep., Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia,Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen and Zambia
 Other Low-income Countrie: D.P.R. Korea and Zimbabwe
 Lower Middle-income Countries/Territories Armenia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Tokelau, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam and West Bank Gaza Strip
*The classification is based on DAC List of ODA Recipients by OECD.   

Submission mail:

Other important link:
Guideline: Click to view
Proposal Form (Form): Click to view
About: Click to view

How to apply:
All of the applications shall be filled out using the application format, and written in English. Please contact for inquiries about other languages.
Once you submitted the application, substitution of the application is not acceptable.

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