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CULTURAL PROTECTION FUND

What?
n partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the British Council has launched a new £30 million fund to help to 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 have gained power in the region. 

Who?
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.

Application?
There are separate application processes for small grants (up to £100K) and large grants (more than £100K). For large grants there will be two rounds of funding per financial year, and small grants will run on a rolling basis with quarterly decision meetings.

Small grants:

  1. Applicants must first complete our online expression of interest form  in order to confirm eligibility. Applicants are advised to send in the expression of interest as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time between confirmation of eligibility and the relevant application deadline. 
  2. Applicants who have received confirmation of their eligibility are then invited to complete our online application form. 
  3. In addition to the application form, applicants must also complete the project budget template and project plan template, along with the required supporting documents.

Large grants:

  1. Applicants must first complete our online expression of interest form  in order to confirm eligibility. Applicants are advised to send in the expression of interest as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time between confirmation of eligibility and the relevant application deadline. 
  2. Applicants who have received confirmation of their eligibility are then invited to complete our online application form . 
  3. In addition to the application form, applicants must also complete the project budget template and project plan template, along with the required supporting documents. 

More information?
More information can be found here.

Contact Hasselt University?
E-mail: leen.lambrechts@uhasselt.be
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