While the Consulate of Switzerland cannot in most cases provide financial support for Swiss-related projects or events, we do provide patronage/nominal support (Japanese: “Koen”) for projects or events with a clear connection to Switzerland. Please consider the following if you wish to apply:
What is Patronage/Nominal Support?
Authorization to refer publicly to the Consulate's acknowledgement of a specific project or event. Authorization to use the Consulate logo in publicity or information material related to the agreed project or event.
How to use Patronage/Nominal Support
Patronage/Nominal Support is to be used only for the specific project or event for which it is granted. Any change in the nature, purpose or content of the project or event or the manner in which nominal support is to be used must be notified to the Consulate. In some cases, the change may result in the withdrawal of patronage/nominal support.
Please take care to ensure that:
The Consulate is not liable for any unforeseen situations that may arise in connection with the project or event for which patronage/nominal support by the Consulate is granted. The project does not negatively affect the public order in Switzerland or in Japan.
Withdrawal of Patronage/Nominal Support:
Any use of the nominal support of the Consulate for events or activities other than those stipulated and agreed to will lead to withdrawal of that patronage/nominal support.
How to apply
If you wish to place an announcement of the project/event on the Consulate’s website or in Consulate publications, please send
・an introduction of the project/event in both Japanese and English (40-100 words)
・and, if applicable, digital photo data
to the Consulate at