Everything you need to know about the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grant

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How to apply for the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation grant

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation exists to strengthen the relationship between the UK and Japan, specifically for those students who show an interest in Japanese language or culture.

Is my school eligible?

The full eligibility criteria of the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation is on their website. However, this particular grant may be given to a school or organisation with a wide range of projects related to Britain-Japan relations, as seen below.

What kind of projects do they fund?

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation’s focus is to financially support projects that aim to build Britain-Japan relationships and understanding in the areas of:

  • Arts and culture
  • Humanities and social issues
  • Japanese language
  • Medicine and health
  • Science, technology and environment
  • Sport
  • Youth and education

Projects that have previously been successful in receiving the grant have included:

  • Financial support for travel between the UK and Japan for academics, professionals, creative artists, teachers, young people, journalists and representatives of civic and non-governmental organisations.
  • Research and collaborative studies, seminars, workshops, lectures and publications in academic and specialist fields.
  • Teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools, further education colleges and universities.
  • Exhibitions, performances and creative productions by artists, musicians, film-makers, writers and theatre groups.

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How do I apply?

You can apply for their grant via their official website application form.

What’s the deadline?

According to the website, “Our UK office holds three annual awards meetings, with application deadlines on 31st March, 15th September and 15th December for consideration by our Trustees in May, November and March respectively.”

How much funding is possible?

The foundation normally awards grants between £1,500 to £2,000, but have been known to offer up to £5,000 for large-scale projects.

Find out more about this school grant

For more information on The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, go to their official website.