Signing ceremony of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2020


Dates: 19th March, 2021
Venue: Ambassador’s Residence
The Japanese government has awarded the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2020 to the following four NGOs. The signing ceremony of the Grant Contract has held at the residence of the Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, H.E. Mr Oka Hiroshi, and was attended by representatives of the two organisations and the Department of Social Welfare of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (two organisations from Penang participated virtually).
An overview of each project is given below.
<The Project of Improvement of Facilities and Infrastructure for Centre for the Mentally Handicapped>
Recipient:Selangor and Federal Territory Association for the Mentally Handicapped
Grant amount:USD 28,373 (equivalent to RM 115,000)
Purpose:The installation of one elevator in the premises of Selangor and Federal Territory Association for the Mentally Handicapped will increase the number of physically handicapped persons and ensure the safety of the handicapped, thereby contributing to the stability of a society that supports the socially vulnerable.

<The Project for upgrading physiotherapy and occupational therapy facilities>
Recipient:Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor & Federal Territory
Grant amount:USD 70,907 (equivalent to RM 287,388)
Items:Goods for physiotherapy and occupational therapy
Purpose:To improve the basic motor and cognitive skills of spastic persons by providing physiotherapy equipment, occupational therapy equipment and hydrotherapy equipment, thereby contributing to the stability of the society in support of the socially vulnerable.

<The Project for repairing roofing systems of St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang>
Recipient:St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang
Grant amount:USD 42,053 (equivalent to RM 170,444)
Items:Renovation fee
Purpose:To help maintain and expand vocational training programmes and services for the visually impaired by repairing the roofs of each of the facilities.

<The Project of providing free transport services to people with disabilities in the community>
Grant amount:USD 59,573 (equivalent to RM 241,448)
Purpose:To improve the environment in which people with intellectual disabilities who lack mobility can receive vocational training by providing two vehicles, thereby contributing to the independence of people with intellectual disabilities

At the beginning of the ceremony, Ambassador Oka made the following remarks on the grant.
  • Received 80 applications this year, about 8 times more than last year.
  • 55 of the applications were referred by the Department of Social Welfare, and I would like to express my gratitude to the Department for their support in promoting this programme.
  • Japan has been supporting Malaysia, as a strategic partner and invaluable friend of Malaysia, in its quest for inclusive growth
  • Hoped that the projects adopted today will contribute to the inclusive growth of Malaysia
  • Applications for GGP 2021 open now on the Embassy of Japan's website and we encourage active applications.
After Ambassador's speech, Dr. Sopian, Director of Policy and International Division, Department of Social Welfare, expressed his hope to continue working with the Japanese Embassy to improve social welfare in Malaysia. After that, the representatives of each organization explained how the funds would be used and thanked the Japanese government and embassy.

The Government and Embassy of Japan will continue to provide grassroots support to help improve the lives of Malaysians.
The Embassy of Japan is now accepting applications for GGP 2021 projects. Please refer to
For further information about the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects, please visit