• Visually Impaired Support Grant Programme

    Application deadline: Friday, December 9th 2022 at 12:00 (JST/GMT +9).

  • Information and call for project proposals


    I. The IBF Foundation VI Support Grant Programme


    In order to support organisations working with visually impaired people, the International Blind Football Foundation (IBF Foundation) is releasing a grant programme under the name “Visually Impaired Support Grant Programme”.

    The IBF Foundation Visually Impaired Support Grant Programme aims to provide organisations working in visual impairment with financial resources to resolve difficulties. The programme subsidises part of the project costs of ongoing or new projects.


    II. Eligibility of organisations and project proposals


    The following organisations are eligible to apply for funding under this VI Support Grant Programme:

    • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
    • Non-Profit Organisations
    • Schools

    All applicants must work in the area of visual impairment.


    III. Focus Areas


    The focus area is: projects providing support for the visually impaired, excluding sports area.

    Key factors to be reviewed are:

    1. Who the beneficiaries are.
    2. What the problem is.
    3. How the equipment, tools and services will resolve the difficulties.
    4. Expected outcomes.


    The aim of this focus area is to help organisations to improve and increase their organisational, communicational and productive capacity in order to provide enhanced support to blind and partially sighted people.

    By accessing the grant, organisations should be able to purchase or otherwise acquire equipment or services which will be used for the organisation’s activities and for the benefit of visually impaired people.


    IV. Financial conditions and payment procedures


    The total maximum budget allocated for each grantee is 2,000 US Dollars.

    The funding granted will be transferred to the grantees in two separate instalments, contingent upon meeting certain conditions:







    50 percent

    Contract signed

    Upon receipt of the signed grant agreement, IBF Foundation shall transfer 50 per cent of the grant to the grantees.


    50 percent

    Upon receipt of the final reports, including the financial report.

    Reports must be submitted within 1 month after the conclusion of the project.


    The final report and financial report must be submitted 1 month following the completion of the project. Both reports must be completed in English and using the formats that IBF Foundation will provide to the beneficiaries. The previously mentioned reports must include a detailed list of the items on which the funding was spent. A copy of all invoices, tickets and/or receipts must be included in the report.


    The grant may be invested in:

    1. Purchase of goods (tools/devices). Applicants may decide to purchase goods over the maximum grant (2 000 USD). In this case, applicants will be expected to co-fund the excess amount.

    e.g. white canes, talking watches, laptop, printer, smart phone, software, etc.

    1. Service cost (outsourcing). Staff salaries for organisations are not allowed.

    e.g. outsourcing costs for professionals such as opticians and ophthalmologists, IT support, Orientation & Mobility instructors, etc.


    V. Timelines


    The call for project proposals will be open from November 10th 2022 at 09:00 (JST/GMT +9) until December 9th 2022 at 12:00 (JST/GMT +9). During the call for project proposals period, the IBF Foundation team will be available to answer your questions related to the submission process and required documentation.

    All applicants will be informed of the results of their application by email no later than January 9th 2023. The project must start after January 10th 2023 and be finalised before March 15th 2023. The final report and financial report must be submitted 1 month following the completion of the project.


    VI. Document Checklist


    Make sure you provide all the documents below when submitting your project proposal. If any of the necessary documents are missing after the deadline, the project proposal will not be accepted.


    VI Support Grant Programme application form fully completed in Word format;

    • VI support grant items to purchase Excel file;
    • CV of project leader and of the person producing the financial report (if different);
    • Outline of your organisation or annual report (optional but highly recommended);
    • Annual budget (optional but highly recommended);


    VII. Submission of project proposals


    Please make sure your complete project proposal reaches us before December 9th 2022 at 12:00 JST (GMT +9:00) via email to:



    Subject line of the email with your project proposal: Application for VI Support Grant Programme (name of your organisation).







    International Blind Football Foundation

    2-21-27, 3F Hyakunincyo, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.




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