Our Aim

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation seeks to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between the UK and Japan through financial support for activities in a number of fields, from Arts and Culture to Humanities and Social Issues, from Japanese Language and Sport and Education, from Science and Technology to Medicine and Health.

The Foundation’s Head Office is in London and there is a Liaison Office in Tokyo.

The London office has three annual deadlines for their awards, and the Tokyo office has two annual deadlines. For further details on our grants, please click here.

The next deadline for applications to our UK office, including our annual Butterfield Awards in Medicine and Health,
is 15th December 2021 for consideration in March 2022.

The next deadline for applications to our Japan office is 28th February 2022 for consideration in April 2022.


  • Annual Report & Accounts 2020
  • The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation’s Annual Report & Accounts for 2020 is now available to be viewed online. The Report includes a list of all grants awarded in 2020, highlights from recently funded projects, and accounts for the year. The 2020 Annual Report, as well as those from previous years, can be found on the Annual Reports page of the website.

Recently Funded

More information on projects funded by the Foundation can be found in our Annual Reports.

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation is not responsible for the content of external websites.

The Japan-UK Season of Culture is a series of wide-ranging activities to celebrate and encourage relations between the two countries.
Please click the logo below to find out more.