British Council Grants for Projects relating to Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in East Africa 2020-2021 (up to £125,000)

British Council Grants for Projects relating to Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in East Africa 2020-2021 (up to £125,000)

Deadline: June 21, 2020

Applications are open for the British Council Grants for Projects relating to Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in East Africa 2020-2021. 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 new round of grants is open for applications for projects relating to preparedness measures to protect cultural heritage against the effects of natural disasters and climate change in one or more of the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

Grant

  • Applicants may apply for grants up to £125,000.

Eligibility

  • 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 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 British Council expects the benefit to the social and economic development of the target country to outweigh any private gain.
  • Applicants must be able to show 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.

Application

In order to apply for a grant, you must first have a mandatory conversation with a Cultural Protection Fund Grants Manager, which will enable the British Council to assess your eligibility to submit an online application form.

During the call, which will be in English, the Grants Manager will discuss with you:

  • Details about your organisation, as well as your partner organisations and your track record delivering similar projects
  • The location, significance and value of the Cultural Heritage that you aim to protect
  • The threat to the Cultural Heritage due to natural disasters and/or climate change 
  • The activities you are proposing to protect the cultural heritage at risk
  • Whether or not you will be invited to apply

If you are invited to submit a full application, you will receive a confirmation email shortly after the conversation. Please note, due to the small budget for this pilot round, they will only invite a small number of full applications. If you are not invited to apply this does not mean that your project cannot be submitted to future Cultural Protection Fund funding rounds.

To arrange your mandatory conversation email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Name and location of the applicant organisation
  • Name and location of any partner organisations
  • Expected grant request
  • Brief description of the project including the heritage, the risk and the proposed activities (100 words).

Click here to download the Grant Application Guidance document

For more information, visit British Council.

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