Funding for UK-Japan projects, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

  • UK and Japan
  • crafts, combined arts, dance, film, interdisciplinary arts, literature, museums, photography, music, theatre, visual arts
  • Susan Meehan


The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is aUK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links betweenBritain andJapan. It does this by making grants available to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan across all fields of activity, awarding scholarships to young British graduates to study Japan and its language, organising a year-round programme of events to increase understanding of Japan in the UK.

In 2018, the Foundation was awarded the Japanese Ambassador’s Commendation for its accomplishments in fostering closer links between Japan and the UK. In 2019, the Foundation received the Japan-British Society Award for its contributions to furthering UK-Japanese relations. The Daiwa Scholarships programme in particular was highlighted for its success in this regard.


The Foundation awards grants to individuals and institutions in the UK and Japan in all areas of the visual and performing arts, the humanities, the social sciences, science and engineering, mathematics, business studies, and education, including schools and universities, and grass roots and professional groups. To find out the type of projects that the Foundation has supported recently, please visit

For general information on our grants programmes please visit .