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Information on Invitation for Application

Information on invitation for application

Applications will be accepted between September 1 and 30, 2024

Guidelines for Application and application forms

Please download the following files and complete the forms.
Application forms should be written in Japanese or English.

Guidelines for Application

Item Japanese English
Guidelines for Application



Grant Application Form/ Grant Application Notification Form





Income and Expenditure Budget for the Grant Eligible Project/Income Breakdown/Expenditure Breakdown





Description example



Projects qualifying for the JEC Fund Grant

Projects appropriate to commemorating the success of the Expo ’70 and contributing to public interest and international understanding qualify for the JEC Fund Grant.

Project contributing to international understanding

  • (1) Project contributing to international cultural exchange or enhancement of international goodwill
    ・Project contributing to international cultural exchange
    ・Project contributing to international cooperation
  • (2) International project in the field of education or academic study
    ・International project in the field of education
    ・International project in the field of academic study

Projects with either of the following themes are given preference in screening.
・To inherit and evolve the idea of Expo ’70 toward EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (Expo 2025), resulting in the creation of values for a new era, and contribute to the success of Expo 2025

Total projected grant amount for FY 2025

Approximately 200million yen (Estimated total for projects in Japan and overseas)
(The grant money will be disbursed in Japanese yen.)

Grant amount per project

The maximum grant is 5million yen.

Organizations eligible for the JEC Fund Grant

Eligibility for application is granted to foreign national governments, local governments, and other organizations carrying out projects contributing to public interest.

(1) It does not matter whether the applying organization has corporate status or not.
(2) Individuals and profit-making corporations cannot apply for the JEC Fund Grant.
(3) Any organization incapable of completing the project cannot apply for the JEC Fund Grant.

Acknowledgement of funding by the Association using the Expo '70 logo or other means

To indicate that the project has been carried out with funding by the Association, make sure to show an "Acknowledgement of funding by the Association" in at least one of the following listed as (1) to (3). If the acknowledgement is not shown without fair reason, the Association may reduce the amount of the grant money or withhold payment of the grant money.

  • ① PR materials produced for the purpose of the project
    (such as posters, programs and leaflets) and deliverables of the project
    (such as reports, books, video footage, DVDs and CD-ROMs)
  • ② Web pages
  • ③ Information board (such as a signboard) of the project

The materials listed from (1) to (3) above bearing the acknowledgement of funding by the Association should be submitted to the Association, if possible. If not possible, send photos or the like that clearly show the acknowledgement, instead.



Coverage of the JEC Fund Grant

1.Project expenses to be covered by the JEC Fund Grant

The JEC Fund Grant will cover expenses that directly necessary for the project that falls under the following categories:

  • 1. Expenses incurred during the implementation of the Grant eligible project
  • 2. Payments made for/expenses provided to persons other than the project implementing organization

*However, the following expenses shall not be covered by the Grant:

  • 1. Routine operating expenses of the project implementing organization
  • 2. Personnel expenses of the secretariat
  • 3. Performance fee or reward to be paid to the project implementing organization
  • 4. Food and drink, sightseeing and attraction expenses, special transportation charges (first class or business class airfare and Shinkansen bullet train first class (green) fare)
  • 5. Expenses incurred by a person accompanying a participant, etc.
    However, expenses incurred by an attendant to a disabled participant may be covered by the Grant.
  • 6. Payments to an affiliated body of the project implementing organization (i.e., a co-hosting organization, a member organization of the executive committee, etc.)

*For some projects, the expense items to be covered by the Grant shall be specified at the time of the decision on the Grant's qualification.

Project period

Between April 1, 2025 and March 31, 2026

Number of applications permitted

Only one application (for one project) is allowed per implementing organization