Since 1994, UNODC has received a contribution from the Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) of Japan to support drug prevention activities by non - governmental organisation in low and middle income countries. Grants have been disbursed globally every year since. In 2012, the process was assigned to be managed by the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation section in the Drug Prevention and Health Branch. This project falls under the thematic programme of Addressing health and human development vulnerabilities in the context of drugs and crime.

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
    • be a non-profit making organisation (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered – registration certificate needs to be submitted with the proposal to proof the status of the organization
    • have been registered not less than two (2) years
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary
    • demonstrate prior experience of at least two years implementing activities in the area of substance use prevention, health education, youth empowerment or other related field of work
    • have the needed experience and capability to administer international funding
    • have a bank account capable of receiving international deposit.
  • In order to be eligible, organisations who have previously benefitted from a DAPC grant, must submit a written statement explaining the difference between the proposed and the previous project.

See the Detailed Call for Proposals by UNODC


How to Apply

For mode of application, and further information, please visit the following page:

Summary Criteria for Awarding Grants 2017