The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

NPO Hotline Shinshu (NPO)

Resource rotation and regeneration of human connections, for the development of a symbiotic society. "Kids cafeterias on a regional platform"

Activity grant

Project Description

In order to achieve resource rotation and regeneration of human connections for the development of a symbiotic society, this project aims to build awareness of unconcious wastefuleness and disposal of limited resources and build a society in which people actively care for things and one another. Furthermore, as the number of households facing severe dificulties both emotionally and financially increases year after year, the project aims to create a society in which people join forces to support each other. Additionally, the project will build a platform which functions as a mutual support system for towns to raise the welfare of people facing difficulties with daily living or who are isolated from society, such as the elderly, disabled, and youth unable to work, to allow them to function as part of society, providing them with opportunities to become involved in the community and play their part. [No. K18-0053]

Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund FY2018 Activity Grants List (PDF 372KB)

Relationship between People and Society
Grant year
FY2018 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years (April 2019 - March 2022)
Grant amount
Activity region
Nagano Prefecture
Children's food drive

Overview of the Organization

Representative: Masateru Aoki
Project organization
NPO Hotline Shinshu (NPO)
Director: Akira Murakami, Deputy Director: Yo Matsumoto
Establishment Purpose
Improve social welfare via contributions to the environment, the development of networks to facilitate healthy and independent living among local residents, improvement of quality of life through multi-faceted support for people with disabilities, and so forth. Established an NPO on April 1, 2014 to improve the support system of local communities and enhance local business via food provisions, accompanying support to administrative agencies, etc.
Recent Activities
Support projects for those living with difficulty:
  1. 24-hour free telephone consultation, 365 days/year
  2. Interviews and accompanying support
  3. Daily Necessities food bank
  4. Children's food drives
  5. Shinshu Children's Cafeteria Network Office
  6. Employment support
  7. Policy recommendation
Number of Full-time employees: 3 / Number of Part timers: 22 / Number of Members: 32 (8 organizations)
WEB site
Voice of Representative
In order to create an environment where everyone can live happily and with peace of mind, we will build a platform for towns to be able to raise the welfare of their people, and for the establishment of a sustainable "symbiotic society" in which people can live harmoniously together.