Japan Global Environment Fund for NGOs/NPOs engaged in environmental activities


Deadline: 1-Dec-22

The Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency (ERCA) is accepting applications for the Japan Global Environment Facility (JFGE) which provides grants to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)/Not-for-Profit Organizations (NPOs) engaged in environmental activities.

Environmental NGOs and NPOs have become essential to creating a sustainable society and preserving the environment. In the future, they will further strengthen their ability to support their activities, such as their ability to finance more, their expertise, their ability to make proposals, their ability to mobilize and their ability to communicate. It is important to strengthen their functions, such as strengthening cooperation and collaboration with the main organ.

  • Activities are broadly categorized as follows, based on the location of the organization and the place of activity.
    • Project A: Environmental conservation activities in developing regions by national private organizations
    • Project B: Environmental Conservation Activities in Developing Regions by Foreign Private Organizations
    • Project C: Activities of domestic private organizations in Japan for environmental conservation In the case of activities in developing regions, it is necessary to have a history of activities in the target region.
Field of activities
  • Protection, conservation and restoration of nature
  • Conservation and greening of forests
  • Prevention of desertification
  • Environmental preservation agriculture, etc.
  • Formation of a decarbonized society and countermeasures to climate change
  • Formation of a circular society
  • Environmental conservation of air, water and soil
  • A complete environmental education
  • Comprehensive environmental conservation activities
  • Catering assistance, etc.
Funding Information
  • Amount requested: 500,000 yen to 3,000,000 yen (per year).
Eligibility criteria
  • Specified Nonprofit Corporations Established Pursuant to Section 10 of the Specified Nonprofit Activities Promotion Act (Act No. 7 of 1998)
  • Societies incorporated under the General Incorporated Associations and General Incorporated Foundations Act (Act No. 48 of 2006) (authorized under the Public Benefit Incorporated Associations Accreditation Act and foundations incorporated as a public benefit company (Law No. 49 of 2006) (including companies that have received
  • Non-governmental, non-profit, unincorporated associations that meet all of the requirements:
    • The association must have articles of incorporation or equivalent regulations.
    • The association must have a well-established body that makes decisions for the organization and implements the project for which the grant is requested.
    • The association must have an accounting structure capable of keeping books and self-monitoring.
    • The association must have an office which serves as a base for its activities.
    • The association should be considered to have the capacity to carry out the project for which the grant is requested, judging by its track record.
  • In view of the results of the activities, etc., it must be recognized that the requested activities can be carried out without fail.
  • Applicants must be able to attend all trainings (*2) held three times a year, orientation for the first year of grant activities (conducted at the information session for potential groups), consultation mid-term for the second year, and the activity debriefing session for the third year. (Participation in training must take precedence over other tasks, such as the projects of the organization to which the grant belongs, including activities related to the project eligible for the grant.) In principle, it is allowed to change the beneficiary during the grant activity period. do not have.
  • A full-time employee who reports
  • Eligible individuals and is a full-time employee of the organization even after the completion of the three-year grant activity
  • Skills and knowledge needed to assist with training and grant application procedures, such as basic computer operation and document preparation Be recognized by the organization as having the ability to communicate.
  • Must be able to handle procedures and issues related to projects eligible for grants and training of young project leaders, and be able to act as a direct point of contact for the Global Environment Facility.
  • Must be highly motivated to participate in training and produce results for desired activities.
  • The organization must have at least one full-time employee in addition to the eligible person.

For more information, visit https://www.erca.go.jp/jfge/english/wwd/grants.html


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