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Overview of the business

Kyoto City and the University Consortium Kyoto are implementing the "University Community Collaboration and Support Project (nickname: Learning Town Collaboration Project)" by granting support money to projects and projects in which universities, students, and the local community collaborate to develop Kyoto's city and revitalize the region.
This year is the 16th year since the 16th fiscal year, with the aim of developing human resources by securing practical education and research opportunities for universities, and solving and revitalizing local issues through the knowledge and vitality of students for the region.

★ What is the Cultural Framework?

In March 28, it was decided to completely relocate the Agency for Cultural Affairs to Kyoto. Taking this opportunity, we have established a "cultural framework" in the learning town collaboration project from FY29, and we are expanding activity expenses for creating and transmitting printed materials and videos in response to efforts to "disseminate" diverse cultures from Kyoto.

As for the judging, the contents of the project are examined in the same way for both the general and cultural frameworks, and only the cultural framework is examined from the viewpoint of the contribution of the student's "culture" to the community.

Projects that apply for the cultural framework may be selected in the general category.

Target business

With the aim of solving local issues and revitalizing Kyoto City, projects that meet the following requirements (all of (1)(2) for the general quota and (1)(2) for the cultural framework) to be implemented in Kyoto City during fiscal 2019 (from the date of adoption to the end of March of the following year) are eligible.
However, political activities, religious activities, activities to disseminate specific ideas, violent or destructive activities, for-profit enterprises, etc. are excluded.
* Projects that apply for the cultural framework may be adopted in the general category.
* Projects that apply for the general quota will not be adopted under the cultural framework.

【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.
In order to inherit and archive local culture, it is necessary to disseminate the results of activities in printed materials and videos.
* 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 10-15 cultural quota: 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 2020, the organization that implements the project (1 organization) that is recognized as the most excellent will be commended (award certificate, trophy, and activity incentive of 100,000 yen will be issued separately). 

About application

Application Period【Application for FY2019 has ended】

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 ~ Friday, May 10, 2019
*Same day if mailed, 5 p.m. if you bring your own

FY2019 Business Recruitment Briefing 

Date and time:
Friday, April 19, 2019, 19:00-
We also accept questions about how to write an application form for Campus Plaza Kyoto 5F Joint Laboratory

How to apply: Step 1 Before you start writing your application 

 We recommend that you read the basic plan of the administrative district in which the activity will be carried out. In addition, please listen to the opinions of local people and related administrative agencies as much as possible regarding the background of the project implementation and the needs of the community. If you have any questions about the basic plan of the ward or points to keep in mind when working in the community, you can consult with the Regional Power Promotion Office of each ward office or branch office. Let's reconfirm and share our objectives and goals, and discuss once again whether the business content we are thinking of is the best way to achieve the objectives. With regard to continuing operations, I would like to thoroughly summarize our efforts to date.

How to apply: Step 2 Let's write an application form!  

Click here to download the documents related to the <2019 business offering
>● FY2019 Application Guidelines● FY2019 Application Form (Microsoft WORD)
Application Application Examples
Notes on Budget Writing

Points to fill in

○ Let's check the screening criteria!

In particular, the first screening is all about the documents submitted. Let's check what criteria are used to judge them.

○What is the purpose of the project? Write down your purpose and local needs.

In step 1, the group that listened to the opinions of local people and ward offices, etc. should also write the contents.

○Who do you work with? What does each of them do? Let's be specific.

Gakumachi Collab emphasizes learning that can be obtained by collaborating with universities, students, and the community toward the same goal. If a student group is applying, write down what role the partner will play, and if a local organization is applying, what the student will do proactively.

How to apply: Step 3 Register your business overview 

Please register your business overview using the form below.


Registration has ended.

How to apply: Step 4 Submission of application documents 

Please submit it by mail or bringing it to the address below during the application period.
(1) 15 copies of application documents * If you have reference materials (up to 10 sheets), submit 15 copies
of reference materials. (2) Application document data (MS- Word) * If you have reference materials, submit the reference material data (PDF) *
Please do not change the prescribed form downloaded from the University Consortium Kyoto website for both (1) and (2).

Main upcoming schedules

First screening: After application deadline ~ mid-June * Document screening 2nd screening: Sunday, June 23, 2019 * Decision of public presentation screening
support project and notification of selection results: Early July 2019 Certification formula: Early
~ mid-July 2019 *
A certificate of certification will be issued by Kyoto City for the selected project.
Interim report: Mid~late October 2019 *Final report on submission
of documents: March 2020 *Report of submission of
documents: Mid~late March 2020

Selection Results

First screening (document screening)

Organizations that passed the first round of selection: 3 cultural projects, 20 general projects

Second Selection (Public Presentation Judging)

On June 23, 2019, the second selection meeting (public presentation judging meeting) was held, and 2 cultural projects and
12 general projects were certified as support projects as follows.

<2019 Academic Town Collaboration Project Certified Projects> (in order of application)

(Cultural Framework)

Business name
Name of organization【Name of related university】
Activity administrative district
Overview of the business
Soikal from Shizuhara
~Dissemination of Kyoto soybean food culture~
Mirai Transmitting Station Omusubi ~ Shizuhara Support Team ~
[Kyoto Sangyo University]
Activity administrative district: Sakyo Ward
 With the aim of local production for local consumption of soybeans, which are the raw materials of yuba, tofu, and white miso that are indispensable to Kyoto cuisine and symbolize Kyoto's food culture, and the transmission of food culture, we will cooperate with the Shizuhara region to cultivate Kyoto soybeans "Otsuru", hold events related to soybeans, and develop products to promote the attractiveness of soybeans and improve their status.
Disseminating the new role of the temple through the activities of Tera*Palmusu Ryuganji Cultural Division

[Seian University of Art and Design, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Tachibana University]
Activity administrative district: Shimogyo-ku
 Aiming to make the temple a place for local people to interact, events such as live performances on the theme of Buddhism and explanations of scriptures by the chief priest will be held as an opportunity for people to visit the temple on a daily basis.
In addition, through the event, we will recognize the Buddhist culture that is involved in various parts of people's lives, which will lead to the cultural inheritance of Kyoto, which has many temples.

(General Quota)

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
 In order to pass on local traditional events to the next generation and improve the environment of the Higashi-Takase River, which will be the venue, we will cooperate with the local community and involve high school students to plan and operate river cleanup activities, the "Jizo Basin Program", and support disaster prevention activities and drills.
Project ~ Let's support the "food" of the elderly and people with disabilities! ~
Orange Supporters

【Kyoto Koka Women's University】
Administrative District: Ukyo-ku
 In order to contribute to the realization of a richer life for the elderly and disabled in the community, we will develop new products of "soft Japanese sweets" that are easy to swallow and hold events to introduce and provide them.
In addition, pamphlets describing training methods for maintaining eating function will be prepared and distributed to facilities to raise awareness of "eating deliciously and safely."
Keihoku Utsu Fureai Learning Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association【Kyoto Seika University

Activity administrative district: Ukyo-ku
 With the aim of revitalizing the Uzu region, which is blessed with rich nature, history, and culture, but is aging and depopulating, we are working on holding exchange events such as Keihoku Music Festa and Children's Festa, participating in traditional events such as summer festivals and evil god festivals, organizing materials and exhibitions at the former Uzu Elementary School, and holding handmade markets.
Camo Cinema 15 Kamo Cinema 15
Executive Committee

[Ritsumeikan University]
Activity administrative district: Kamigyo Ward
 In order to raise young people's awareness of Kamogawa River environmental conservation, cleaning activities, hands-on events and outdoor movie screenings will be held after sunset on Kamogawa River during the day.
This fiscal year, we will deepen our efforts with the following three objectives: "Raise awareness of environmental conservation among young people and other local residents through these initiatives," "Establish the event itself in the community so that local residents can enjoy it every year as a 'summer tradition,'" and "Realize initiatives that will provide an opportunity to discover and take an interest in the Kamo River."
Department of Children's Science Waku Waku Laboratory
【Bukkyo University】
Activity Administrative Region: Kamigyo Ward
 In the Kitano Shopping Street area of Kamigyo Ward, in order to create a place for children to belong and an opportunity for children and their parents to visit the shopping street, we will hold free science experiment classes after school hours on weekdays, and this year we will try to hold holidays to expand the number of participants.
In addition to participating in the "Kitano Town Development Council" and striving to understand the needs of the shopping district, we will also exhibit booths at events hosted by Kitano Shopping Street, such as summer festivals and Halloween.
Halloween in Saiin Halloween in
West House Executive Committee

【Kyoto University of Foreign Studies】
Activity administrative district: Ukyo Ward
 With the aim of strengthening ties with local residents, shops, and students around Shijo-dori, a Halloween parade will be held from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies to Hankyu Saiin Station in which students and local people can participate, and related events such as workshops at children's halls and collaborative planning with the Yoin Halloween Festival will be held.
Daigo Nakayama Housing Complex
Revitalization Project
Kyoto Tachibana University Association of Contemporary Business Community Planning Study Group
【Kyoto Tachibana University】
Activity administrative districts: Yamashina Ward, Fushimi Ward
 In order to promote Kiyomizu-yaki, a traditional craft of Kyoto, and to increase opportunities for interaction between the elderly and the child-rearing generation at the Daigo Nakayama Danchi in Fushimi Ward, we will hold a lighting event "Tolantero" using Kiyomizu-yaki pottery, and promote interaction among local residents through cleaning activities at the venue, workshops on making accessories using Kiyomizu-yaki to be exhibited at events, and Christmas parties.
Higashikujo / Map of
Kyoto University Taji Laboratory
Higashikujo Town Development Team
[Kyoto University]
Activity administrative district: Minami-ku
 In light of the current situation where the number of storytellers who know the history of the Higashikujo area is decreasing due to the aging of the population, we will interview local residents and people involved in the Higashikujo area in the future to use it as a medium for sharing past memories, and record the past state of the city on a map and make it a "memory map" as the basis for the future image of the region.
Circle-like self-government activities in Rakusai New Town Kyoto Women's University Eriko Inoue Laboratory
Takenosato / Shinbayashi Group [Kyoto Women's

Activity administrative district: Nishikyo Ward
 In the Rakusai Takenosato Danchi, where the local community is sparse and there are no autonomous organizations such as neighborhood associations, based on the need for human relationships that can help each other in the event of a disaster, we will create circle activities triggered by residents' specialties and hobbies, and work to solve regional issues by linking these circles.
This fiscal year, we will expand the base of activities to the Rakusai Shinrin Housing Complex and promote cooperation among the complexes, which will lead to the revitalization of the entire region.
Community-based Bamboo Forest Maintenance and Bamboo Education Project ~Oharano and Arashiyama Districts as Fields~ Kyoto Prefectural University Forest Volunteer Circle Morinakama
【Kyoto Prefectural University

Activity administrative districts: Ukyo-ku, Nishikyo-ku
 In addition to preventing the spread of neglected bamboo forests in the Oharano area, improving and maintaining the landscape of bamboo forests in the Arashiyama area, and raising the awareness of tourists, we will cooperate with local organizations to develop bamboo forests such as felling bamboo trees and sprinkling bamboo chips in the forests.
In addition, we will hold a wooden (bamboo) work experience event with the participation of local residents for parents and children, provide opportunities to feel close to the bamboo forest, and promote the charm of bamboo forests and bamboo materials.
Kyoto Bunkyo University Bus Tours Kyoto Bunkyo University Bus Tours
【Kyoto Bunkyo University

Activity Administrative District: Fushimi Ward
 In Mukojima New Town, where the aging of the population is progressing and the withdrawal of the elderly is a problem, we will conduct a day trip bus tour using a school bus (departing from Mukojima New Town) with the aim of creating opportunities for interaction with each other and students and relieving daily stress and finding a sense of purpose in life.
In addition, as in the previous year, in addition to holding the "Kyoto Bunkyo Bus Tour Photo Exhibition" and the "Gathering of Participants" to exhibit the activities so far, a lunch party with bus tour graduates will be held to promote exchange.
Keihoku Satomachi Festival Satomachi Festival Executive Committee
[Kyoto Sangyo University, Ryukoku University]
Activity administrative district: Ukyo Ward
 In order to create a place for exchange between Sato (Keihoku) and the town (town) and to energize the region, students and adults from the Keihoku area will play a central role in holding summer festivals and Christmas parties in the area.
This year, we will operate a shuttle bus to encourage the participation of many people and issue a newsletter to widely inform local people about our activities.

Implementation Report

2019 Public Presentation Judging Meeting (Second Screening)

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, the 2019 Gakumachi Collaboration Project Second Selection Meeting (Public Presentation Judging Meeting) was held at Campus Plaza Kyoto. The 23 universities that advanced to the second round of selection expressed their enthusiasm about the content of their projects and how to promote cooperation with the local community. In response to the students' thoughts, the judges asked sometimes tough but promising questions.
On the day of the event, a total of about 140 people, including those related to the presenting organizations, attended.


FY2019 Business Certification Ceremony

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, a certification ceremony for the 2019 Gakumachi Collaboration Project was held at Kyoto City Hall, and 14 organizations selected this year were issued certificates by Mayor Kadokawa of Kyoto. The mayor sent a message saying, "I hope that students and the community will share and work on issues with one heart," and representatives of each organization that received the certificate expressed their strong determination.
In a comment from the selection committee after the award ceremony, the selection committee said, "There is truth in each person's small voice, and the key to success is to cherish it and communicate closely with the community."
From now on, the activities of each organization will start in earnest.
Please pay attention to the reports on the website of the University Consortium Kyoto, the portal site "GAKUMACHI STATION" for university and regional cooperation, and facebook!



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