Sumitomo Corporation Follow-up Program for the Revitalization of East Japan
Supporting the organizations devoted to problem solving in the areas afflicted by the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sumitomo Corporation implemented the Sumitomo Corporation Follow-up Program for the Revitalization of East Japan over the three years from fiscal 2017 to 2019, in the hope of reconstructing the area and helping disaster victims rebuild their lives.
When the Sumitomo Corporation Youth Challenge Program for the Revitalization of East Japan (YCP) which was the predecessor of this program completed in 2016, the reconstruction of the lives of the victims was still halfway through the recovery, and the remaining issues were becoming more complicated.
Therefore, in this program, we mainly targeted NPOs that have achieved certain results in regional revitalization of disaster-stricken areas and reconstruction of the lives of disaster victims through YCP, and supported their efforts to aim for solves specialized, latent, and individualized issues. In order to create a program that can be designed to closely meet local situations and needs, we implemented a planned (interactive) grant that emphasizes in-depth dialogue with the candidates rather than public offering.