Tokyo - TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) has begun accepting applications today for this year's Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program, which is designed to support environmental revitalization and conservation activities, both in Japan and overseas, for the purpose of sustainable development.
The program was established in commemoration of TMC's receipt of the Global 500 Award in 1999 from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and has been implemented every year since 2000, as part of TMC's environmental philanthropic activities. This year marks the seventh year of its implementation.
The program will support practical projects in the areas of environmental education and environmental technology conducted by NPOs (excluding schools) and other non-profit private groups. The program has two categories of grants: general grants, with no restriction on the implementation sites or on the grant amount per project, and small-scale grants, with a limit on the grant amount per project and with simpler application procedures (targeting activities in Japan). In total, approximately 200 million Japanese yen is to be awarded in grants for 2006.
For application guidelines and an overview of 2005 recipients, please see the attached, "Toyota Environmental Activities Grant: Program Summary".