The Japan Fund for Global Environment has been supporting various environmental conservation projects in and outside Japan from the time of its establishment in 1993. With a broader objective to develop national movements to protect the global environment, JFGE aims to support the NGO projects for environmental conservation in developing regions with immediate needs; strengthen Japan’s involvement in global environmental conservation; and to offer people from different fields and classes a chance as a Global Citizen, to participate actively in environmental NGO projects or to contribute money to support environmental NGO projects.
JFGE is supported by government’s endowment, individual donation and corporate contributions and has two main programs – Grant Program and NGO Support Program. The grant program shall be of one year duration and the support covers the expenses required for the execution of the proposed project.
Eligible Projects for JFGE Grant Program –
- Projects that contribute to human welfare through environmental conservation and securing a healthy and cultural life for all individuals are eligible for JFGE Grant.
- Non-government, not-for-profit organizations that conduct training or any other tools/methods for local afforestation projects, projects to support the protection and propagation of wildlife, projects to prevent pollution arising from daily activities or other similar projects, to be carried out in developing regions with the participation of the local communities are eligible to receive JFGE Grant.
- Non-government, not-for-profit organizations that conduct research or hold international conference to promote environmental conservation activities as mentioned in the above point, are also eligible for JFGE Grant.
- Projects in developing regions must enlist the participation of local residents and NGOs, and must be in response to a request by local residents or NGOs. In addition, projects in Japan must enlist the participation of a large range of people and be meaningful to the average citizen.
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