How to Apply for GGHSP


1. Eligible Applicants

(1) International and local NGOs who have registration of NGO Affairs Bureau, Bangladesh.
(2) Nonprofit organizations such as local public organizations, educational institutions for example, primary and junior high schools, and medical institutions
*Individuals and profit organizations are not eligible
For further details, please check the following manual.
>GGHSP Application Manual
>GGHSP Brochure

2. Grant Amount & Items to be Covered by the Funding:

The grant amount per projects is under 10 million yen in principle .This grant scheme covers mainly the hard components of development projects for grass-roots people. Hard components include, but not limited to, infrastructural development, equipment, furniture and alike. Soft component is covered if it is significant for the project such as training to utilize hard components funded by GGHSP. Sustainability after completing project has to be proved.

*Examples of items not to be covered:
-Maintenance cost
-Organization’s operation cost (such as staff salary and utilities
-Profit-earning activities
-Research and Survey which don’t benefit grass-roots people directly
-Consumable goods (Vaccine, Books, Vehicle (except special purpose vehicle such as trash collector, ambulance etc.))
-Electric devices (such as computer, AC etc.) 
-Bank charge
-VAT and Tax


3. Selection Criteria:

For Organizations:
  • More than 10 permanent employees(excluding project staffs and volunteers),
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in the relevant field is preferred,
  • Land ownership by organization (for construction project only),
  • Adequate income and financial stability,
  • Previous experience with international donors is preferred.
For Project Proposal:
  • Convincing project rationale based on detailed baseline survey;
  • Generation of concrete and substantial social benefits (It is necessary to clarify how the grass-root people get the benefit from proposed project, and how this project can impact on the society of Bangladesh.)
  • Participation of the local community;
  • Financial and operational sustainability;
  • Past experience and sound track-record in relevant field;
  • Benefit extends to the grass-root people regardless of their political, religious, or racial orientation;
  • Addressing Basic Human Needs (BHN) of the grass-roots people;
  • Reasonability of the proposed cost estimates (Three different quotations for the requested items need to be submitted. Moreover, the reason why the applicant’s own fund/ other’s donation/ government support is not enough to cover the cost of equipment/ construction has to be mentioned.)
  • Positive impact on GoB’s program in the relevant field/area
  • Reasonability of items requested
  1.  Why the requested equipment/constructions is needed
  2.  Why such number of equipment/rooms is needed
  3.  Why current facilities are not enough etc

4. How to Apply

 Download application forms (GGHSP Application Form 1 and GGHSP Application Form 2) from following link and submit them along with additional supporting documents to the following address. You need to fill up the all information requested in the application.
 Supporting documents need to address the selection criteria. You can download the sample of the supporting documents from following links as well. Please kindly note that it is not mandatory to follow the sample formats of supporting documents, however, such detailed information is important for assessment. Moreover, the “Supporting Documents 1-6” are sample formats, which you can take reference from to provide additional information.  

> GGHSP Application Form 1
> GGHSP Application Form 2

> Supporting document 1: Details of requested equipment
> Supporting document 2: Details of Rooms
> Supporting document 3: Training Schedule
> Supporting document 4: Work Plan
> Supporting document 5: Expected Beneficiaries
> Supporting document 6: Detailed Budget (construction only)
If you have any inquiry, please contact us;

GGHSP Consultant
Economic and Development Cooperation Section
Embassy of Japan
Plot No. 5 & 7, Dutabash Road, Baridhara,Dhaka-1212

 ​5. Important Dates & Deadlines:

-Deadline for Application Submission:
We accept applications through-out the year. However, applications are screened once a year from June. Therefore, it is advised to submit applications by 31st May. Applications submitted after June will be forwarded to next year for review. However, applicants are advised to submit applications well in advance to avail sufficient time for review and discussion; Please be careful about the expiration of the quotations.

-Application Result Announcement:
pplicants will receive the official letter containing the decision on their applications by the end of December.

-Fund Disbursement:
March, next year. For example, if an applicant submits application before 31st May 2020 and gets selected for funding, then the fund will be disbursed in March 2021.

6. Project Period:

In principal, the project period is 1 year after signing Grant Contract. However, the selected organizations can apply for consecutive year(s) to furhter develop and expand the project. In that case, application has to be submitted each year.


7. Timeline and Procedure: