The Cultural Protection Fund is continuing into 2021, to build on from the success of the last four years, with new funding, reports The British Council.
The British Council writes:
- The Cultural Protection Fund is a fund that supports efforts to protect cultural heritage at risk in in twelve target countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
- The fund aims to help to create sustainable opportunities for economic and social development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage affected by conflict.
- 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. NB CPF is funded through ODA grant which limits the Fund to ODA countries.
- The Cultural Protection Fund accepts applications from organisations globally, but applicants must either be based in, or have a partner in one of the fund’s target countries (see above).
As part of our wider work in culture and development, we manage the Cultural Protection Fund in partnership with DCMS . The fund is administered by a UK-based team (and not the British Council offices based with our target countries).