Local Grant Program for Japanese-Language Education

The Japan Foundation, Toronto offers the following grant program to support the activities of organizations involved in Japanese-language education in Canada:

2024 Japan Foundation, Toronto Local Grant Program for Japanese-Language Education

I. Overview

This program is intended to promote Japanese-language education in Canada by providing support to a wide range of activities essential to the dissemination of Japanese-language and the development of Japanese-language education.

II. Deadline

FY2024 Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
If funds allow, there may be a second round of applications, but we recommend you submit your applications for the 2024 fiscal year by April 15, 2024. Earlier submission is encouraged, at least 2 months prior to the expected start of your project.

Please note that the grant can only cover expenses borne after the date of the grant approval. Any expenses borne prior to the grant period specified on the approval letter are not covered by the JFT grant.

Please also be aware that during this time, we request that ALL applications be submitted by email, as our staff are working remotely and it will ensure your application is processed in a timely manner.

If you ever have any questions about applying to our Local Grant Program, please contact Salma Saleh, Program Officer at salma_saleh@jpf.go.jp.

Please read the FY 2024 Local Grant Program Guidelines below for full details.

III. Eligible Area


IV. Description

Applying organizations and groups may apply for a combination of programs that meet their needs, depending on their activity. Examples of programs eligible for this support are given below. Detailed information and application forms can be downloaded here.

C-I Japanese-Language Speech Contest and Activities Support Grant Pays some of the costs of holding programs such as speech contests, presentations, and debate contests that are intended to motivate students and raise local interest in Japanese-language education.AB, C-I
C-II Salary Assistance GrantPays part of the salary paid by an applicant to Japanese-language teachers or administrative staff when they start a new Japanese-language course or increase the number of courses.AB, C-II
C-III Teaching Material Purchase GrantPays part of the cost of purchasing teaching materials and supplementary materials needed by Japanese-language teachers when conducting Japanese-language courses. (The Japan Foundation is not able to purchase and mail teaching materials.)AB, C-III
C-IV Publication GrantPays part of the cost of preparing and publishing teaching materials consistent with the curriculum and needs.AB, C-IV
C-IV Conference GrantPays part of the cost of holding seminars, workshops, symposiums and training sessions for Japanese-language teachers.AB, C-IV
C-IV Other Original ProposalsPays part of the cost of carrying out projects that have been planned by the applicant to promote Japanese-language education and/or train Japanese-language teachers.AB, C-IV

V. Forms and Instructions:

FY 2024 Local Grant (projects running April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025)

Please read the guidelines carefully.

Program Guidelines (PDF)
申請要領 (Japanese) (PDF)

C-I Japanese-Language Speech Contest and Activities Support Grant

C-II Salary Assistance Grant

C-III Teaching Material Purchase and Support for Resource Centre Grant

C-IV Publication Grant; C-IV Conference Grant; C-IV Other Original Proposals

VI. Contact