Apply: British Council Cultural Protection Fund

Deadline: 21 June, 2020

British Council calls for applications to the Cultural Protection Fund for a Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in East Africa grant. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the need to increase the cultural heritage sector’s capacity to prepare for and mitigate the effects of natural disasters and climate change.

This round focuses on preparedness measures to protect cultural heritage against the effects of natural disasters and climate change. This is a pilot round which will help to test the Cultural Protection Fund’s approach to expanding work in this area. Due to the timeframe and available budget, it is anticipated that only three to five projects will be funded


  • Applicants may apply for grants up to £125,000
  • A lead applicant organisation can submit multiple applications under any given round of funding, but a maximum of one award will be made
  • Funding is available for projects commencing in September 2020 and lasting up to six months (activities must finish by the end of February 2021)


  • Open to applicants proposing to work with one or more locally-based partners in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • Organisations based within target countries are also invited to apply to the fund, with or without partners
  • Applications must be submitted by one lead applicant organisation with up to eight partner organisations
  • Applications must demonstrate intent to benefit one or more of the target countries as their main aim
  • If private owners or for-profit organisations are involved in a project, the benefit to the social and economic development of the target country must outweigh any private gain
  • Applicants must be able to provide evidence of a significant track record in delivering similar projects and will be asked to share the results of previous cultural heritage protection work in the target countries
  • If a grant is awarded, acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement is required

To apply and for more information, click here.

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