Common Good Grant

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Starting in 2021, the Japan International Christian University Foundation (JICUF), in partnership with the Service-Learning Center, will implement the Common Good Grant (CGG) Project to support the local community around ICU. JICUF will provide 1,000,000 yen in funding to local non-profit organizations to help revitalize the local community.
First of all, 15 undergraduate students will be selected to form the CGG student committee. After forming the committee, the students will research non-profit operating near the ICU campus and solicit grant applications from them. After the applications are received, the committee will review the applications and make a final decision on how to distribute the ¥1,000,000.
Through this project, ICU students will experience the entire process of funding local non-profit organizations, from fundraising to fund management, while strengthening the bonds between ICU and the local community.
Further details coming soon.

Application Guideline

As of this year, the Internation Christian University has established the Common Good Grant(CGG). The goal of this grant is to create relationships between the university and the local community by providing funding for local non-profit organizations. CGG will support projects that contribute to the development of the local community through solving issues of social and gender inequality, peacebuilding, and environmentalconservation.

Requirements of eligible organizations

  1. Must be based in Mitaka-shi, Koganei-shi, and Musashino-shi.
  2. Must be a non-profit organization.
  3. Its activity should contribute to the resolution of public issues in the community.

The applicants must:

  • fulfil the above 3 conditions.
  • report the use of funds from CGG, and the activities they carry out with the funds.
  • carry out activities with funds between 2021 and 2022.

Funds to be provided
We will provide ¥200,000 for each organization as subsidies.
The funds cannot be used for ordinary expenses such as transportation or labour expenses.

Note: In order to confirm the details of the expenditure at the time of reporting, it is necessary to attach voucher documents such as a copy of the receipt for the expenses of the entire business including the use of subsidies.

Application method

Please click on "Apply for CGG" below, and send us the filled application form.

Application period: October 1st to November 30th, 2021

Note: Google Account will be necessary to complete the above form


――If the online application form cannot be used to apply――

If an applicant cannot submit their entry from the above online application form, please send us the following documents via postal mail.

The application for Common Good Grant
・The organization’s regulations, a list of directors, financial report, and business report.

Application period: October 1st to November 30th, 2021

Mailing address: International Christian University, Service-Learning Centre, Common Good Grant
         3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585, Japan

*The documents you submit will not be returned to you.
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The selection criteria

For the selection, we will consider the aim of your organisation and the activities you have done from the 5 dimensions below.

Contribution to the community Whether or not you contribute to the resolution of issues in the community.
Probability of being realised and sustainability Whether or not your business could be realised, and contribute to the sustainability and the development of the community.
Common good Your group’s project should contribute to the realisation of the common good such as reducing inequality, peace-building, environmental conservation, etc
Power of influence Whether or not your activities have an influence on the community.
Collaboration Whether or not your organisation could interact or collaborate with the other organisations or municipalities.

About selection

  • The selection will be done by the student members of CGG.
  • In the process of the selection, we may do some interviews with applicants, or request additional documents.

The application process and granting of subsidies

Application period: October 1st to November 30th, 2021

The result of the selection: The end of January
*We will notify the result of the selection to applicants by email. Moreover,the names of the selected organisations will be published on our website.

Subsidies delivery: April 2022
*Please note that we cannot disclose the reasons for acceptance or rejection. Thank you for your understanding.

Cancellation and reducing of subsidies

The funds will be withdrawn in the following cases, even after the acceptance.

  • Change or cancellation of business without our approval.
  • When the content of the application is found to be inappropriate.
  • When it is recognised that the funds are not used for intended purposes.
  • In addition, when we deem that the use of the funds is inappropriate.

Activity report

Please submit the following in the prescribed form by the end of the month following the month when the fund subsidy project is completed.

  1. Common Good Fund Business Report
  2. Voucher document regarding the expenditure of the entire business (a copy is acceptable)
  3. Reference materials such as event guidelines, recorded photos, information leaflets, programs, etc.

* We may ask you to post the report contents and photos on our website and Facebook.

Other notes

When implementing the project, please clearly indicate that it is a subsidized project along with the name and logo mark of our grant on publicity materials (flyers, posters, websites, SNS, etc.). Also, attach one copy of each to the report.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us from the google form or emailaddress below.