Japan Water Forum Fund for Grassroots NGOs

Deadline: 19 August 2013
Open to: grass-roots organizations in Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Grant: US $1,000 per project/organization

Description

The Japan Water Forum Fund was created in order to award grants to grass-roots organizations in developing countries involved in resolving water and sanitation problems.

Only projects planned and faithfully implemented to solve the current water and sanitation problems by grass-roots organizations in developing countries will be considered.

These projects include for example:

  • Installation of rainwater-harvesting tanks, ponds or digging wells;
  • Development of small scale water supply systems;
  • Building new toilets and upgrading existing sanitation facilities;
  • Prevention of water-related disasters projects;
  • Establishment and encouragement of water-efficient irrigation;
  • Solving gender issues on water and sanitation;
  • Water environment restoration activities.

It is highly suggested that your proposed project include capacity-building/ awareness-raising programs. If your project is only capacity-building/ awareness-raising program, it may not be selected. Please note that the presented project must be implemented by March 31, 2014.

Eligibility

The grants are open to any grass-roots organizations in the 49 least developed countries listed below: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, and Zambia.

National governments, local governments and private companies are NOT acceptable.

Grant

Up to US $1,000 per project or organization will be awarded. Only one project is acceptable from one organization.

Application

Applications are accepted until 19 August 2013. Only duly filled “Application Form for JWF Fund 2013” AVAILABLE HERE with MS Word format by e-mail is acceptable. Submit applications to [email protected]

The Form must be filled in English. Other languages are NOT acceptable. Please do NOT send more than 5 MB total volume. Please do NOT send the Application Form and additional materials by post or Fax.

After submitting applications, Japan Water Fund acknowledges the reception of application to applicants by Autoreply system. JWF will evaluate all applications and select 20 projects/organizations. These 20 recipients will be informed by 11 October 2013. JWF will deposit the grants into recipients’ bank accounts by 30 November 2013, and the recipients must implement their projects by 31 March 2014. The recipients must submit a report following the “JWF Fund Report” format, with some related pictures and the actual expenditure shown on an attached table by 10 April 2014.

For more information, carefully read the grant guidelines HERE. For further details and inquiries, contact the organizers at [email protected] The official website is HERE.

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