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Overview of the business

In order to create attractive communities and solve local issues, we are looking for projects that universities and students work on in collaboration with local communities, and we provide subsidies and support for excellent initiatives. In this way, we will provide practical education and research opportunities, develop human resources, and for the local community, solve and revitalize local issues through the knowledge of the university and the vitality of students.

NEW  Added "Cultural Frame" as a new application category!    

Application classification

       Target business

Support Funds

Number of cases supported

General Frame

This is a project that is undertaken in collaboration and collaboration between universities, student groups, and the local community,
especially those in which students take the initiative in their activities.

  Up to
300,000 yen

About 15 cases

Cultural framework

In addition to the contents of the general framework, under the theme of "Culture of the region," this project focuses on discovering, inheriting, and disseminating regional culture and creating new culture.

  Up to
450,000 yen

About 2 cases

★ In March 28, it was decided to completely relocate the Agency for Cultural Affairs to Kyoto. Taking this opportunity, we will establish a "cultural framework" for the academic community collaboration project and further support cultural initiatives through collaboration and collaboration between universities, students, and the local community.



Target business

For the purpose of solving local issues and revitalizing Kyoto City, projects that fall under the following requirements (all of (1) (2) for general quota and (1) (2) cultural quota) to be implemented in Kyoto City during the 29th fiscal year (from the date of adoption to the end of March of the following year) are eligible.

【Common requirements for general and cultural frameworks】
(1) Projects in which universities and student groups and local communities (residents' organizations, civic action groups, businesses, etc.* mainly active in the Kyoto City area) collaborate and collaborate as an organization or group, especially those in which students take the initiative in their activities.
* Administrative agencies may be included in the collaborating destination, but cooperation with administrative agencies alone is not possible.
Examples: Surveys and research, public lectures, events, etc. in various fields such as health and welfare, social education, community development, promotion of academic, cultural, artistic or sports, environmental conservation, community safety,

. (2) Those that do not receive subsidies or subsidies from Kyoto City other than academic community collaboration projects.

【Requirements for cultural framework only】
(3) Priority theme "Culture of the region" In addition to the requirements of (1) and (2), projects that work to unearth the culture dormant in the region, pass on the culture that has been passed down through generations in the region, and disseminate it for the future, or work to
create a new culture through the knowledge of the
university and the
vitality of students.
* There are various aspects of
"culture", such as lifestyles and customs such as art, performing arts, events, industries, clothing, food, and housing, and old to new.
I hope that universities, student groups, and the local community themselves will carry out activities from the perspective that "this is culture."

Target Organizations

University Consortium Kyoto member universities and junior college groups and groups (*1) or
local organizations that mainly target the Kyoto city area (*2) (*1) University departments, laboratories, seminars, clubs, student circles
〈Clubs composed of students from multiple universities are also acceptable〉

Residents' organizations such as residents' associations and neighborhood associations, civic action groups, Organizations and groups composed of business operators, etc. (shopping districts, etc.)

kyoto-city_logoKyoto City Collaborative Project

Amount and number of projects supported

General quota: Up to 300,000 yen / About 15 cultural quotas: Up to 450,000 yen / About

2 cases * However, if you apply for the cultural frame, you will be required to use the support money and create deliverables such as printed materials and videos so that it will lead to the inheritance and transmission of culture.

* At the business report meeting scheduled to be held in March 30, the organization (1 organization) that implements the project recognized as the most excellent will be commended (award certificate, trophy, activity incentive of 100,000 yen will be issued separately). 

Main schedule

First screening: After the application deadline ~ mid-June * Document screening
second screening: Sunday, June 25, 29 * Decision of public presentation examination
support project, notification of selection result: Early
July 29 Certification formula: July 6, Heisei 29 * A certificate of certification will be issued by Kyoto City for the selected project.
Interim report: Mid ~ late October * Final report of document submission: March 30 * Document submission

Report: Mid ~ late March

29 "Learning Town Collaboration Project" briefing session (finished)

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 15:25-15:40
Campus Plaza Kyoto 5F Lecture Room 1
[Acceptance of the 29th "Learning Town Collaboration Project" briefing session has ended. 】

Application (Application for Heisei 29 has ended!) )

Period of application

April 1, 2017 (Sat) ~ May 12, 2017 (Fri)
*Same day if mailed, 5pm if you bring your own

How to apply: Step 1 Registration of business overview

Please register your business overview using the form below.


Application method: Step 2 Submission of application documents

Please send or bring it to the address below within the application period, specify the necessary items, and submit 8 copies of the application documents * If you have up to 10 reference materials, please submit 8 copies of reference materials.

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[The recruitment for the 29th "Learning Town Collaboration Project" has ended. 】

Selection Results

First screening (document screening)

Organizations that passed the first round of screening: 21 general projects, 3 cultural projects

Second screening (public presentation screening)

In the 29th academic year, the framework of cooperation between universities, students, and the community (hereinafter referred to as the "general framework") will be implemented. In addition, under the theme of "Culture for the Region," we have established a new "Cultural Framework" that focuses on the development, succession, and dissemination of regional culture and the creation of new culture. The second screening (public presentation) was held on Sunday, June 25, 2017, and 20 projects (general framework: 17 projects, cultural framework: 3 projects) were certified as support projects as follows.

Certified Projects (General Category)

Business name
Name of organization【Name of related university】
Activity administrative district
Overview of the business
Fushimi-Fukakusa-Higashitakase River Environmental Protection and Jizo Basin Project Ryukoku University-Higashitakasegawa Environmental Protection and Jizo Bon Project Team
[Ryukoku University Junior College]
Activity Administrative District: Fushimi Ward
Although it is said that the local community has collapsed and traditional events have become obsolete, the involvement of students in community activities near the university has led to active interaction among local residents and revitalization of the region. For the past two years, we have been involved in the revitalization of traditional events and the environmental problems of the river basin where they are held, and have achieved certain results. In the future, we will spread this activity not only within one town but also in other towns in the river basin. By participating in solving local problems, we will lead to learning and growth.
Uncover the potential of bamboo! Takeyukai Taketori Monogatari Kyoto University of Education Takeyukai
[Kyoto University of Education]
Activity administrative district: Fushimi Ward
In Fushimi Ward, where Kyoto University of Education is located, bamboo forests are neglected, and due to the overgrowth of bamboo and the overgrowth of fallen bamboo and thickets of trees, the bamboo forest is dimly lit and airy, and the bamboo forest is becoming unhealthy. Therefore, the purpose of this project is, firstly, to let people know the cultural and historical background of bamboo in Kyoto, secondly, to encourage the rediscovery of the charm of bamboo by demonstrating new ways of using bamboo and the usefulness of bamboo, and thirdly, to develop teaching materials using Kadomatsu that take advantage of the illumination of bamboo lanterns and the university of education as a new culture of the region.
Kyoto Bunkyo University Bus Tours Kyoto Bunkyo University Bus Tours
【Kyoto Bunkyo University】
Activity Administrative District: Fushimi Ward
Since the 25th fiscal year, with "elderly people who tend to withdraw" who live alone in Mukojima New Town, day trip bus tours using school buses (departing and arriving at Mukaijima New Town) are held about 5 times a year. In cooperation with the School District Social Association, the tour will be held in cooperation with the Kyoto Bunkyo MyTown Mukojima Lunch Club, the Smile Connecting Association (Fukushima Evacuation Mothers' Association), and the Sunset Red Association (a group of Chinese returnees).
Symbiosis Project between Local Communities and Universities Kyoto Keizai Junior College Community and University Symbiosis Project
【Kyoto Keizai Junior College】
Activity Administrative District: Nishikyo Ward
As a university that lives in harmony with the community, the purpose of this program is to participate in local residents' activities through observation of participation by NPOs and residents' associations at Rakusai NT, and to connect the results obtained there to academic work as students. Specifically, we plan the projects of local activity groups together, implement them, evaluate them, and review them. The goal is for faculty members to take on the role of liaison so that students' activities do not end up being mere contributions to community activities, and for students to become aware of the problem.
Soratane Project Soratane Project
[Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Otani University, Hanazono University]
Activity administrative district: Kita-ku
Based in Shin-Omiya Shopping Street, Kita-ku, Kyoto City, the Soratane Festival is the main focus of event planning by students, attracting the younger generation to the shopping district area, and aiming to form a community and exchange between a wide range of generations, from young to old, from a social perspective. In addition, through this activity that involves people of various generations and different backgrounds, the aim is to build personal networks and new perspectives beyond the boundaries of schools and faculties, and to grow students themselves.
Kaohsiung Revitalization Project Bukkyo University Kyoto-Kaohsiung Revitalization Project
【Bukkyo University】
Administrative Region: Ukyo Ward
Kaohsiung is a famous tourist destination for its autumn leaves, but the number of tourists is decreasing year by year. As a result of the exchange of opinions with the Kaohsiung Hoshokai, a proposal was made to coincide with the maple illumination season, to consider initiatives targeting young women and foreign tourists, and to restore the Kiyotaki River, which was polluted by BBQ. In response to this issue, we will pick up trash on the Kiyotaki River, make handmade wind chimes, propose Takao Yurukyara, experience handmaking using Kitayama cedar, and renew a giant running horse lantern.
S-Team ~Creating a place to connect high school girls and grandmothers~ Student group SMILE
[Kyoto University]
Activity administrative districts: Kamigyo Ward, Sakyo Ward, Nakagyo Ward, Shimogyo Ward, Ukyo Ward
Utilizing the areas in which high school girls excel (makeup, nails, etc.), they volunteer once a month (nails, makeup, etc.) for elderly people in nursing homes to create a community that connects the two. This led to regular events for high school students to organize exchange events. In order to prepare, we hold a study session once a month for high school and university students on community revitalization for the elderly. This project contributes to improving self-affirmation for high school students and preventing loneliness for the elderly.
Department of Children's Science Waku Waku Laboratory
【Bukkyo University】
Activity Administrative Region: Kamigyo Ward
In order to create a community where people can live with peace of mind, we will hold children's science classes to create a community in collaboration with student volunteers. In the Kitano Shopping Street area of Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, free science experiment classes for children will be held once or twice a month. It is held after school on weekdays after elementary and junior high school so that children can belong. Since science experiments can be experienced up close and outside of school, they will be conducted with the understanding of parents.
Collaborative project to restore the connection of the housing complex "Toryo HANDs" Ryukoku University Faculty of Policy Studies Ryu-SEI GAP "Student Organization Hasumai"
[Ryukoku University]
Activity Administrative District: Fushimi Ward
We are planning two projects, focusing on solitary deaths and dilution of connections in the housing complex, and the problem of the relationship between public relations and the town. In response to the voices of the people of the housing complex who want to restore the vitality of the past, we will hold the "Danchi Department Store (tentative)" and publish the "Danchi Newsletter". The purpose of these activities is to increase the opportunities for seniors to go out and get to know each other in the housing complex by taking the lead in students, and to create relationships that do not feel relieved.
Keihoku Utsu Fureai Learning Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association
【Kyoto Seika University】
Activity administrative district: Ukyo-ku
The Uzu area is blessed with rich nature, history, and culture, but its aging and depopulation are progressing, and the problems faced by Japanese local communities are remarkable. This year, they will hold exchange events such as children's photo classes and children's festivals, participate in traditional events such as summer festivals, organize materials for the former Uzu Elementary School, and produce walking maps and videos introducing the area. The residents' association and students will work together to respond to the needs of local residents and carry out activities that contribute to revitalization, and rebuild the new charm of Utsu.
Mirai Art Seika Project Shikasu
【Kyoto Seika University】
Activity administrative district: Sakyo Ward
This project hopes that students will hold art workshops at local children's halls, day service centers, etc., and interact with local residents of a wide range of generations, mainly children and the elderly, from the perspective of "art," which will lead to the "emotional hearts" of children and the "purpose of life" for the elderly.
Kyoto Sanjo-kai Shopping Street Terakoya Business Kyoto Koka Women's University Koka Sanjo Girls [Kyoto Koka Women's
Activity administrative district: Nakagyo Ward
This project aims to further revitalize the Sanjo-kai shopping district by planning and implementing events to liven up the shopping district, and conducting activities that serve as a playground and learning place for children and as a community place for local residents. The target audience is families visiting the Sanjo-kai shopping street, and we students also deepen our ties with the local community through the project, and the aim is to create a mutually beneficial relationship in which the community space between local people expands and revitalizes.
Let's learn and support "food" for the elderly and people with disabilities! KOKA☆Orange Supporters【Kyoto Koka Women's
Administrative District: Ukyo-ku
Learn about the current state of "food support" for the elderly and people with disabilities at Ukyo Ward and nearby facilities, and meals that are adjusted to make it easier for people with impaired swallowing ability to eat (nursing care food and swallowing adjustment food), and participate in events to create and provide them. The event will be held according to seasonal events. In addition, in order to help the elderly and people with disabilities educate them about "eating deliciously and safely," we will create pamphlets that describe the properties of foods that are easy to swallow and how to eat them.
Camo Cinema 13 Kamo Cinema 13 Executive Committee
[Ritsumeikan University]
Activity administrative district: Kamigyo Ward
This event raises young people's awareness of environmental conservation of the Kamo River through the experience of watching movies on the river. Cleanup activities are held during the day and outdoor movie screenings are held at night. This activity has been held continuously for 12 years until last year, and this year it will be further expanded with the two objectives of "making young people aware of environmental conservation by taking advantage of the local characteristics unique to the town of students" and "establishing the event itself in the community so that local residents can enjoy it every year as a 'summer tradition.'"
Fukakusa Machiya Cinema (Showa video screening) Fukakusa Machiya Cinema (Fushimi-Fukakusa Community Archive Project)
【Ryukoku University】
Activity administrative district: Fushimi Ward
Excavation and screening of 8mm film. Through the videos collected by the local people, we will look back on the life led in Fushimi with the residents, and make a DVD and preserve it as a record of the community. Through our activities so far, we have been able to achieve results as a "cross-generational exchange" through conversations with local elderly people through video and as a "local tea room" where local people can gather. The goal is to continue to produce results in future activities.
Soikal from Shizuhara ~Dissemination of Kyoto soybean food culture~ Mirai Transmitting Bureau Omusubi Shizuhara Support Team
[Kyoto Sangyo University]
Activity administrative district: Sakyo Ward
Soybeans are the raw materials of yuba, tofu, and white miso that are indispensable for Kyoto cuisine, and symbolize Kyoto's food culture. Soybeans, which used to be actively cultivated in the prefecture, are now rarely grown in the prefecture. In this project, through the cultivation of Kyoto-grown soybeans "Otsuru", local production for local consumption of soybeans and Kyoto soybean food culture will be disseminated. They cultivate giant cranes in their fields, hold events related to soybeans, and develop products, aiming to revitalize Shizuhara in collaboration with local residents and university students.
Kitashirakawa Children's Cafeteria "Karafuru" Karafuru
[Kyoto University, Doshisha Women's University]
Activity administrative district: Sakyo Ward
In the Kitashirakawa School District, we will create a place where everyone can belong by fostering connections between children and local residents through casual dialogue at the dining table. Specifically, at the Kitashirakawa Children's Center, where children usually gather, we will hold a children's cafeteria "Karafuru" where anyone can participate at a low price. By promoting the creation of a community that serves as a base for interaction between local children and local residents through students, activities will be carried out with the aim of solidifying the foundation for further establishing a system for raising and watching over children throughout the region.

Certified Projects (Cultural Framework)

Business name
Name of organization【Name of related university】
Activity administrative district
Overview of the business
Disseminating Culture with ORIGAMI Science Association for Thinking about the Future of Arithmetic and Mathematics
Education【Kyoto University of Education】
Activity administrative district: Fushimi Ward
Kyoto is a core area of origami culture, with the production of traditional washi, chiyogami paper, origami, etc. thriving. The purpose of this project is for university students to introduce the appeal of origami culture and ORIGAMI science to children, and to disseminate the charm of Kyoto to the whole world by releasing a video of how to fold origami on the Kyoto University of Education YouTube site. A total of six open lectures on "ORIGAMI Science" will be held, and video teaching materials on how to fold 10 origami works will be produced and released.
Let's light up the lights of the Daigo Nakayama housing complex Kyoto Tachibana University Association of Contemporary Business Community Planning Study Group
【Kyoto Tachibana University】
Activity administrative districts: Yamashina Ward, Fushimi Ward
At the Daigo Nakayama housing complex in Fushimi Ward, a lantern event using Kiyomizu-yaki pottery is held. The reason for this is that the pottery lantern will provide an opportunity for local people to come into contact with Kyoto's traditional crafts, and it will be possible to tackle the serious problem that the number of next-generation leaders of traditional crafts is decreasing. Specifically, local students will experience pottery making, and children and their parents who made pottery on the day of the event will participate in interaction with spectators.
Kimono Fashion Show Student organization Kyoto Kimono Project
[Kyoto University]
Activity administrative district: Sakyo Ward
A kimono fashion show organized by Kyoto Kimono Planning, which aims to convey the charm of traditional culture to young people. Every year, it is co-hosted with Tokiakari Okazaki, and invites university students such as Miss Scan as models. In addition, the kimonos used are borrowed from various kimono shops in the area. This year, we are aiming for even more "innovative" and "youth-friendly" content and direction.

Implementation Report

29 Public Presentation Review (Second Screening)

On Sunday, June 25, 2017, the public presentation screening (second screening) was held at Campus Plaza Kyoto.
In the public presentation, 24 organizations (21 general quota and 3 cultural quota organizations) who passed the first screening (document screening) made presentations.
Each organization promoted their projects with elaborate presentations, and while they were nervous about the question-and-answer session from the selection committee, they spoke passionately about the purpose of the project and the contents of the plan.
On the day of the event, a total of about 160 people, including those involved in the presenting organizations, attended.

Heisei 29 Business certification ceremony

The certification ceremony was held at Kyoto City Hall on Thursday, July 6, 2017.
The 20 organizations selected this year (17 general organizations and 3 cultural organizations) participated, and each representative of each organization was awarded a certificate by Mayor Kadokawa of Kyoto. After that, representatives of each organization expressed their determination to implement the project.
The selected projects will start full-scale activities in the future. The activities of each organization will be announced on "Gakumachi NEWS" from time to time, so please take a look.


29 Report Session

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