The Japan Society
Grants Small Grants

If you have any questions or issues, please contact us.

Visit our Small Grants Archive to find out about previously funded projects.

Small Grants Overview

*We are not currently accepting grant applications. We hope to resume the programme in the future so please check back for updates.*

Japan Society Small Grants are made in support of small scale projects and events which increase awareness and understanding of Japan in the UK. The Japan Society particularly encourages applications from those who are involved in organizing grassroots projects and from schools and educational establishments. We concentrate our support on activities where a relatively small injection of funds can make a real difference.

Japan Society Small Grants differ from those offered by other Japan-related grant giving bodies in not having any fixed deadlines. Recognising that those organizing small scale, relatively low-budget projects, may be working to very tight deadlines, we aim to give results within one month of applications being made. To help us to do so, we rely on applicants outlining their project clearly.

On behalf of the Society’s Board of Trustees, the Small Grants Committee is responsible for assessing the project’s viability and expects applicants to demonstrate how the objectives will be achieved.

From its inception in 2003 to December 2020, the Small Grants Scheme* has made grants totalling £418,432 in support of 695 Japan-related projects taking place throughout the UK.
*2003 – 2008 known as Japan 21 Small Grants

How to Apply

  • Before submitting an application, please read our Guidelines.

  • To make an application online or to download the application form in Word or PDF format, please go to Application Form.

  • If you are successful in your application for funding, you will be required to complete a short report once your project has been completed. To download the report form in Word or PDF format, please go to Report Form.

  • Check our Small Grants Archive to find out some of the projects previously funded.

Small Grants Map