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The Japan Foundation, London takes in applications for all of the Japan Foundation's Japanese language-related funding programmes in the UK. For funding programmes relating to arts and culture or Japanese studies, please click here.

For all enquiries about applying for any of these programmes, please contact info.language@jpf.org.uk


Funding for Japanese Language Education Projects held in the UK

Japanese Language Local Project Support Programme

Japanese Language Local Project Support Programme 2020-21

Institutions can apply for up to £3000 for non-profit-making projects or activities which promote Japanese language education in the UK. We prioritise projects that fit into one of the four following categories:

1. Introducing Japanese into the curriculum
Up to £3,000 for projects that promote the introduction of Japanese into the curriculum (or onto the main school timetable) at primary and secondary schools. This grant covers staff costs and the cost of Japanese language books. Projects may take place online or offline.

2. Supporting GCSE or A-level courses
Up to £3,000 for projects that support GCSE or A-level courses in secondary schools. In particular, if schools require support to ensure a large number of candidates are able to take formal qualifications in Japanese, they will be able to maintain their project by re-applying the following year. This means Secondary schools will be able to apply for up to a total of £6,000 over two years. (Please note that we do not supplement the salary of teacher(s) already hired by the applying organisation.) Covers staff costs and cost of Japanese language books. Projects may take place online or offline.

3. Japanese clubs
Up to £2,000 for organisations that newly introduce Japanese as an extracurricular activity or enrichment subject. In the case of schools, this is even if this is not within the school timetable. Covers staff cost, Japanese language book cost, origami cost and calligraphy cost. Clubs may take place online or offline.

4. Projects that enable links between secondary institutions and institutions of higher education
Up to £3,000 for that strengthen connections between secondary institutions and institutions of higher education for the purpose of helping to promote Japanese language education in the UK. This is a new category added this year, and so please contact us if you have any questions or would like to apply but are unsure as to whether your project is suitable. These projects may take place online or offline.

Please contact us if you are thinking of a project related to Japanese Language Education outside these prioritised categories, as we may still be able to support you. If you are unsure whether your proposed project is suitable for our grant, please get in contact us.

The application deadline for the 2020-21 programme is 25th September 2020.

This year there is only one deadline for the Local Project Support Programme. This is because due to the Covid-19 outbreak, applications did not open in spring as they do in regular years. We ask for your understanding and would like to alert you to the fact that projects covered by this grant can go back to April 2020.

Download general information about the programme.
Download the application form 2020-21.

Successful Grant Applications

In 2018-2019 the Japan Foundation London received a total of 37 applications and approved 31 grants. The grants have been spread all over the UK from Cupar in Scotland to the Isle of Man For a full list of this year’s grants, or for information on successful grant applications from previous years, please click on the links below:

Click here for a list of grants awarded in 2018-19

Click here for a list of grants awarded in 2017-18

Click here for a list of grants awarded in 2016-17

Click here for a list of grants awarded in 2015-16

Click here for grants awarded in 2014-15

Click here for grants awarded in 2012-13

Click here for grants awarded in 2011-12

Click here for grants awarded in 2010-11