The Cultural Protection Fund supports heritage at risk due to conflict – call for proposals
Deadline Small Grants: 6 October 2017 & 19 January 2018
Deadline Large Grants: 3 November 2017
The British Council, in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, has launched a new £30 million fund to help create sustainable opportunities for economic and social development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage affected by conflict overseas.
The fund aims to protect and preserve physical monuments and religious sites, as well as 'intangible' heritage: inherited traditions, beliefs and cultural identity, passed down through generations – all of which have been increasingly under threat in the Middle East and North Africa as Daesh has gained power in the region.
The Cultural Protection Fund is designed with applications from UK organisations in mind, but any organisation is eligible to apply.
Grants are available to applicants working with local partners in one or more of the fund’s target countries: Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen.
All applicants will be asked to complete an online expression of interest form (click here for small grants applications and here for large grants applications) in order to confirm eligibility, before being invited to complete an online application form.
The next small grants application deadlines are:
6 October 2017 for the expression of interest – deadline for full application: 20 October 2017
19 January 2018 for the expression of interest – deadline for full application: 31 January 2018
For large grants, the next deadline is:
3 November 2017 for the expression of interest – deadline for full application: 31 January 2018
All questions about the fund and the application process should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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