The Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) was first introduced in 1989 to assist Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) by supporting people- centred relatively small projects which have a direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities at a grass-roots level.
a) GGP aims to assist self-help efforts of NPO's in:
- social and economic development in rural/urban settings,
- helping socially or economically weak and disadvantaged people,
- empowering local communities for sustainable development, etc.
b) GGP aims to meet various needs whose areas include but are not limited to:
- education, health/sanitation, water/energy, agriculture/indigenous industry, and environment.
- Example: Construction of buildings such as vocational training centres, stimulation centres and school buildings. Provision of equipment, such as ambulances, fire-fighting vehicles and training equipment (NOT including consumables and office equipment)
Through these projects, GGP aims to contribute to give assistance to those who desire to improve their current situations, to emerge from poverty and to stand upon their own two legs with their self-effort.
- Registered non-profit organisations (NPOs) such as non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, educational institutes, medical institutes and local governments are eligible to apply. In addition, the applicant organisation must have at least 2 (two) years experience in the sector of the proposed project. The applicant organisation is required to have established sound, sustainable and stable foundations in terms of finance, personnel, project management etc.
- GGP applications will be considered if they: - directly benefit grassroots level in wider range, - have substantial outcome by one-shot small-scale grant, - could generate the sustainable impact in the future.