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Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects

The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme is a part of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to developing countries since 1989.

The Government of Japan provides support to non-profit organizations that are engaged in the social development sector in Thailand.

The GGP scheme provides flexible and quick support to comparatively small-scale development projects which aim to improve the social well-being of people at the grassroots level.

Apart from this, support for social/economic development cooperation activities undertaken by Japanese NGOs in Thailand is provided through Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO projects.

Likewise, promotional activities undertaken by NGOs or local administrations for cultural/tertiary education are supported through Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects.


Relevant documents for application

  • Guidelines 2019 for GGP in English PDF and Thai PDF
  • Application form 2019 for GGP WORD PDF
  • Application deadline: February 28, 2019

Upper limit of assistance

In principle, 10 million yen per project.

However, depending on the content of the project (for example, a project strongly reflecting human security), a maximum of 100 million yen may be available.

The grant amount will be transferred to approved projects in two tranches depending on the characteristics of the project and at the Embassy’s discretion.


Duration of project

Within one year from the day when a grant contract is signed.

GGP will not give additional grants for the same projects.


Eligible applicants

Non-profit organizations as specified below:
1) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),
2) Community Based Organizations (CBOs),
3) Medical Institutes (e.g., hospitals, health centers, etc.),
4) Educational Institutes (e.g. primary schools),
5) Local Governments (e.g. Tambol Administration Organizations).


Individuals and commercially based organizations are excluded.


Focal areas of assistance

GGP mainly targets areas that aim to improve Basic Human Needs (BHN) such as projects that are highly beneficial at the grass-roots level and those that require timely support on humanitarian grounds. Typical projects include improvement of basic education facilities, improvement of fundamental medical equipment for hospitals.(Typical examples granted by EOJ  ) *CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) or BOP (Base of Pyramid) projects in collaboration with Japanese companies can be supported by GGP.

In addition to the areas described above, GGP addresses a variety of local needs in a flexible manner. Please contact the Embassy of Japan.


Apart from the above, GGP assists other programs such as:
Covering the shipping charges for used fire engines, ambulances, desks and chairs, etc. which are transported from Japan (Recycle GGP),
Supporting activities in connection with anti-personnel landmines (Anti-personnel landmine GGP).


On the other hand, the following areas and expenses are not covered by GGP assistance:
-Projects for culture and sports do not fall within GGP’s scope, since basic human needs are the main GGP focus,
-Projects with political or religious purposes, or for possible military use,
-Management and administrative costs, such as office management fees, salaries, etc.,
-Taxes and levies, maintenance costs, registration fees, etc. required in relation to equipment provided.



The Embassy of Japan in Bangkok is responsible for all provinces except the 9 Northern provinces listed above. For the 9 provinces, please contact the Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai. If you plan to implement a project covering more than one province, please contact us. It may be covered by either the Embassy or the Consulate-General.


Flow chart of procedure

GGP Flow chart of procedure



If there are some changes on the guideline, we will upload them on our web-site.


For more information about GGP, please contact:

Embassy of Japan

177 Witthayu Road, Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Tel:02-207-8500 / 02-696-3000


E-mail:grassroots-bg@bg.mofa.go.jp (English, Japanese and Thai are available)


Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai
Responsible for 9 northern provinces: Chiang Mai, Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Lamphun, Phrae, Chiang Rai, Nan and Uttaradit

Airport Business Park, 90 Mahidol Road, T. Haiya, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200

Website: https://www.chiangmai.th.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/ggp_j.html


Fax:052-012-505, 052-012-515 (Consular Division)



Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects

Financial year Number of project Budget
Baht Yen
2018 4 19,430,300 63,342,778
2017 8 19,337,200 60,332,064
2016 8 18,588,100 66,359,517
2015 6 15,562,000 52,910,800
2014 7 24,778,200 78,794,676
2013 8 24,275,800 65,059,141
2012 11 32,707,100 87,000,886
2011 9 24,912,600 68,509,650
2010 7 17,128,200 47,273,832
2009 14 39,453,100 118,753,831
2008 5 11,611,600 38,666,628
2007 10 31,315,900 96,139,813

Remarks :Japanese Financial Year starts at April and ends at March.

Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO's Projects

Financial year Number of project Budget(Thai Bht) Budget(Yen)
2010 2 8,217,182 22,679,423
2009 3 9,637,600 8,985,782
2008 3 8,373,000 8,095,211
2007 3 8,428,200 490,000
2006 1 1,592,600 4,315,946
Financial year Number of project Amount (US$) Amount (Yen)
2005 5 1,053,339 112,707,232
2004 2 679,324 74,725,640
2003 2 224,333 27,368,658
2002 1 636,998 77,713,756

Remarks :Japanese Financial Year starts at April and ends at March.