The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for its grants making programme is the 15th December 2019.
Grants are available to schools cultural organisations and universities; etc that wish to teach the Japanese language and develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000 for larger-scale projects.
Grants are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges.
In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools.
Organisations that have successfully applied to the Foundation include:
- Hessle High School and Sixth Form College which received a grant of £3,000 to visit to Japan to create curriculum on Japan in Key Stage 3 Geography lessons.
- Truro College which received a grant of £2,000 for a football exchange programme with Tokai Daigo High School in Japan.
- The Boston & Hakusan City Exchange Programme received a grant of £3,500 for an exchange programme between school children from Boston and Hakusan City.
- Campion School received a grant of £2,000 to support a school trip to Tokyo for students of Japanese.
- Escomb Primary School received a grant of £3,000 for an exchange visit with Ogawara Minami Elementary School.