Before you apply


Nonprofit organizations and Voluntary organizations are eligible to apply for grants. Businesses and individuals are ineligible. Applications are accepted regardless of nationality.

Grant Period

From 1 to 3 years. SPF awards grants annually. The SPF budget year begins April 1, and ends the following March 31. Regardless of the start date of a project, it should end in March, at which time expenditure and narrative reports of the results should be submitted.

Selection Procedures

Points to Note

  • Submitted documents will not be returned.
  • Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be altered.
  • SPF cannot respond to inquiries about application results.
  • Applications cannot be submitted online or by e-mail.
  • Please do not deviate from the prescribed number of words or application format. Modified applications may not be accepted.
  • Privacy Policy
    The personal information supplied by applicants will be used to screen and select projects, to produce statistics, and for administrative purposes such as contacting the person in question. Unless otherwise specified by law, SPF will not disclose personal information to third parties without the consent of the person(s) concerned.
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