The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade Commerce and Regional Integration, is pleased to inform the nation of Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects which offers funds to support developmental projects.


The Government of Japan, through its Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago, is currently accepting applications under the GPP for the fiscal year 2016. The GPP is a financial assistance scheme for development projects. The scheme supports projects proposed by non-profit organisations, schools, hospitals and local government authorities, designed to benefit communities at the grassroots level. The ceiling for one project is US$83,333 for the fiscal year 2016.


Eligible project areas

Projects eligible under the scheme include, but are not limited to, poverty alleviation, public welfare, environmental protection and disaster risk reduction management, waste management, primary health care and education as follows:



  • Construction or renovation of classrooms in elementary and secondary education and technical-vocational courses.


Social Welfare

  • Construction or improvement of centers, workshops or shelters for the marginalised sectors (children, elderly, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, women, etc.)


Health and Sanitation

  • Upgrading of health services in poor and remote areas through construction or improvement of health facilities and procurement of basic medical equipment in hospitals, rural health units and barangay health stations.


How to apply

Community groups and Non-Governmental Oganisations are encouraged to submit project applications to the Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago. Application forms are available at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Commerce and Regional Integration and can be downloaded from the following website


Groups can also contact the Embassy of Japan directly via the details below for more information:

The Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, except office holidays, 08:00  - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:30 hours.

Address: C/o Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago, 5 Hayes Street, St. Clair, Port of Spain
P.O. Box 1039, Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: +1 868 628 5991
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


It should be noted that there is no specific deadline for submitting applications. Applications are accepted all year round, however early applications are strongly encouraged.


Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Commerce and Regional Integration