Japan Water Forum Fund 2019 – Small Grants for Water Projects


Japan Water Forum Fund invites applications for Small Grants for Water Projects 2019. Japan Water Forum Fund will provide grants for organizations which aim at solving water-related issues at grassroots level.

Japan Water Forum (JWF) carries out JWF Fund 2019 to support organizations in developing countries addressing the water-related issues at grassroots level. 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 14 years, JWF Fund supported 170 projects in 29 countries, benefiting more than 200,000 people.


The local grassroots organizations that work in countries/territories below can apply for the JWF Fund. National governments, local governments and private companies cannot apply for the fund.

Countries and 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, Eswatini, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Tokelau, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam and West Bank Gaza Strip

What projects can be selected?

A project which is planned and will faithfully be implemented along the following themes will be considered.

  • Construction/ repair of the water supply resource such as well and reservoir.
  • Installation of small scale type water supply system.
  • Construction/repair of sanitation facility.
  • Maintenance/improvement of water resource environment.
  • Installation/promotion of water efficiency irrigation system.
  • Implementation of water-related disaster risk reduction/mitigation program.

Funding Amount

Up to US$1,000 per a selected project In the JWF Fund 2019, the number of projects which will be accepted is 6 to 7.

Please note: 1 application/project from 1 group can be acceptable.

How to apply?

JWF will open for calling the application on 3 June, 2019. Applications shall be submitted to Japan Water Forum no later than 6:00 p.m. in Japan time, 15 July 2019. All of the applications shall be filled out using the application format, and written in English. Please contact jwffund@waterforum.jp for inquiries about other languages.

Once you submitted the application, substitution of the application is not acceptable.

Contact and submit your application to: jwffund@waterforum.jp

The deadline for the submission: 6:00 p.m. in Japan time, 15 July 2019

For more information,please visit http://www.waterforum.jp/all/newsletter/2019/0515/?p=11239?tag=en,rep_en


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