Description

The Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE), a division of the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency of Japan (ERCA) was established in 1993 by an initial endowment from the Japanese government together with contributions from the private sectors, including individuals and private corporations. The interest accrued from these fund management is then used to support the projects of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit organizations (NPOs) aiming at environmental conservation.

Grant Categories & Amount Available

  • Entry Grant: Grant to support grass-roots projects to expand
    • Grant Period: 1 year (One term per organization)
    • Range of Grant Amount (per year) is Minimum 500,000 JPY ~ Maximum 3,000,000 JPY
  • Continuous-Project Grant: Grant to support grass-roots projects to take a root in the site as self-sustain project
    • Grant Period: Maximum 3 years (One term per organization)
    • Range of Grant Amount (per year) is Minimum 500,000 JPY ~ Maximum 3,000,000 JPY
  • General Grant: Grant to support organizational growth by realizing projects efficiently through refining skills
    • Grant Period: Maximum 3 years (two-year-break required for organization received Regular Grant for two terms in a row)
    • Range of Grant Amount (per year) is Minimum 2,000,000 JPY ~ Maximum 6,000,000 JPY
Eligibility
  • Environmental conservation projects implemented in developing areas by Non Japanese NGO
  • Applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
    • The organization must be a non-governmental organization(NGO) or a non-profit organization(NPO)
    • The organization must possess an Articles of Incorporation or its equivalent bylaws
    • The organization must possess a well-established board of directors and work forces that make decisions for the organization and implements the proposed project
    • The organization must possess an accounting structure capable of bookkeeping and self-auditing
    • The organization must possess an office that serves as a base of their project
    • 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
  • Note: JFGE grant for overseas is exclusively for the environmental conservation projects planned to be implemented in developing countries and areas.