Japan Water Forum Funds of US$ 1,000: Grass root Organizations to Formulate Innovative Solutions for Water and Sanitation

Grant application for JWF funds 2015 to be open shortly

The Japan Water Forum (JWF) accepts applications every year for JWF Fund to meet the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to find solutions to help advance a sustainable global society. The Funds seeks to resolve and reduce water-related problems in least developed & developing countries.

Grass root Organizations in least developed and developing countries can apply for these funds under two themes respectively-

  • Theme 1: Innovative Solutions for Water and Sanitation
  • Theme 2: Water-related disaster risk reduction

Grants of up to US$ 1,000 per project will be awarded to the selected applicants.

Past Award Recipients

  1. BASCO foundation for construction of Arsenic-free Deep Tube-well in Bagdi community and operating skill development training in Bangladesh.
  2. Khmer Association for construction of a water pump in a school to improve the access to safe water for 98 students in (CAWPIS) in Cambodia.
  3. Jagaran Nepal for constructing five raised hand pumps for safe water, and promoting awareness on WASH through three school based campaigns in Nepal.
  4. Model Community Development Society (MCDS) for training, construction and installations of two low-cost grey-water reuse systems for improved irrigation in Kumaltar Village, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be any grass-roots organizations in least developed or developing countries.
  • Water-related disasters eligible for funding under theme 2 can include those caused by hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, floods, storm surges, landslides and tsunami.
  • Projects proposals that are in collaboration with schools, hospitals and other local communities will be preferred.
  • National governments, local governments and private companies are not eligible to apply.

How to apply?

The designated application forms should be downloaded individually and submitted by e-mail through different links as per the applied theme. The forms must be filled in English.

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  1. Avatar http://Munawar%20Abbas says

    Thanks JWF for assisting communities to help in reduction of water borne diseases through providing financial assistance. I am professional having more than 20 years in water, sanitation and hygiene sector. I have been working with International NGOs like AKDN, Islamic Relief (UK) Pakistan, MercyCorps (USA) Pakistan for relief and emergencies and community development. Currently I am working with a local community based organization (NGO) named Moutain Areas Farmer Support Organization based at Skardu (Gilgit Baltistan). The communities of rural areas in our program area is facing much trouble with water borne diseases due to poor hygiene, inadequate sanitation practices and unsafe drking water. In this connection we are looking for donors to help us to work for poor communities in Shigar Valleey (K2) Skardu Baltistan (Gilgit Baltistan). Can we submit a proposal on Sanitation water and Hygiene.

    • Avatar http://Gamala%20Luitel says

      Hello Munawar,
      Please click on the line ‘For more infomration…’ and proceed with your query/application direct with JWF.
      Good Luck!