Japan Water Forum Funds for Organizations in Developing Countries 2022

Japan Water Forum Funds for Organizations in Developing Countries


The Japan Water Forum (JWF) is currently accepting applications for its JWF Fund 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 14 years, JWF Fund supported 170 projects in 29 countries, benefiting more than 200,000 people.


Funding Information

  • Grants of up to US$1,500 per a selected project.
  • The number of projects which will be accepted is 6 to 7.


Eligibility Criteria

The local grassroots organizations that work in countries/territories (mentioned below) can apply for the JWF Fund.

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


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.


Eligible Countries

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: 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.


How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.


For more information and application details, see; Japan Water Forum Funds for Organizations in Developing Countries

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