In partnership with the Department for Culture Media and Sport, the British Council are delighted to announce that the Cultural Protection Fund is now open for its initial round of funding. The new £30 million fund is designed to help create opportunities for economic and social development through the fostering, safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage in conflict-affected regions overseas.
Organisations, working with local partners in one or more of the Fund’s target countries within the Middle East and North Africa region, are invited to apply for grants between £5k and £500K.
Applicants for this initial round of funding will be required to have existing partners in one or more of the target countries. The next funding round will be launched on 1 September 2016, and all applicants, including those who are still developing partnerships in target countries, will be able to apply.
Full details of the application process (including timelines and eligibility) can be found on our webpage.