Call open for grant applications through the UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). Eligible applicants include public authorities, institutions and NGOs from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention.
The IFCD supports projects that are consistent with the overall objective of the IFCD and cover the following areas of intervention that lead to structural change:
- the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of and access to a diversity of cultural expressions, including cultural goods, services and activities;
- the reinforcement of corresponding institutional infrastructures*, including professional capacities and organizational structures, deemed necessary to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets in developing countries.
The project implementation period shall be between 12 and 24 months.
The maximum amount that can be requested from the IFCD per project is 100,000 USD.
Six grants were awarded under the previous IFCD funding cycle in 2016.
Projects that are approved for funding will receive their allocations in several installments. Beneficiaries normally receive 50% of the total amount approved in the beginning of the project, another 30% mid-way through the project and the remaining 20% once all activities have been completed and the final reports are submitted.
Who can apply?
Public authorities/institutions and NGOs from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention, as well as INGOs.
Deadline to submit applications through the IFCD online Application Form is 14 April 2017, midnight CET.