Japan Water Forum Fund for Supporting Grassroots Organizations

Deadline: 31 July 2018
Open to: local grassroots organizations that work in countries/territories mentioned below 
Grant: up to USD 1,000 per a selected project


The Japan Water Forum (JWF) is currently accepting applications for its funding program 2018 that aims to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries who have been addressing water-related issues in their own countries. Successful applicants are provided with grants.

JWF Fund is formed and operated by utilizing membership fees of Japan Water Forum and donations to Charity for Water. During the past 13 years, JWF Fund supported 163 projects in 28 countries, benefiting more than 196,000 people.


The local grassroots organizations that work in the following countries/territories:

Least Developed Countries:

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo Dem. Rep., Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen and Zambia.

Other Low-income Countries:
D.P.R. Korea and Zimbabwe.
Lower Middle-income Countries/Territories: Armenia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tokelau, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam and West Bank and Gaza Strip.


National governments, local governments, and private companies cannot apply for the fund.


  • Grants of up to USD 1,000 per a selected project;
  • The number of projects which will be accepted is 7 to 8.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.