The “Qatar Friendship Fund” is established by the government of Qatar as a demonstration of its friendship with Japan, to contribute to the country's rehabilitation and to assist organizations that operate in the areas of “child education”, “healthcare” and “fisheries” through financial assistance.
The “Qatar Friendship Fund” assisted a skiing-education program held in Yubari, Hokkaido to invite 1,400 children and family members in January 2012. Also, as its first mega project, the fund started assisting the construction of the multifunctional fishery processing facility in Onagawa, Miyagi in April 2012. The project was recently completed and the multifunctional fishery processing facility is now in operation.
The five projects were selected from the 1st public call for projects. (See Homepage for details: http://www.qatarfriendshipfund.org)
We are now conducting our 2nd public call for proposals of projects aimed at resolving regional challenges in the same aforementioned three areas as the 1st public call and providing financial assistance to such projects.
We hope to further deepen the understanding and friendship between the peoples of Qatar and Japan through the Fund’s activities and further strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries which have been cultivated in various areas such as education, trade and culture over the past 40 years.
To achieve these goals effectively, Mitsubishi Research Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Advisory Partners selected by the QFF, will conduct a public call.
2-1. Projects Eligible for Financial Assistance
2-2. Organizations Eligible for Financial Assistance
A primary proponent must be responsible for primarily implementing the proposed project and must be either a municipality or a non-profit organization (NPO) for which the receipt of this Fund will not be the object of corporation tax. A co-proponent, however, can be not just limited to a municipality or a non-profit organization for which the receipt of this Fund will not be the object of corporation tax.
2-3.Expected Total Amount of Financial Assistance (the total amount for the 2nd public call)