British Council Call for Projects: Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in East Africa

Application Deadline: June 21st 2020

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 (up to £125k) 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. 

This is a pilot round which will help to test the Cultural Protection Fund’s approach to expanding our work in this area. Due to the timescale and available budget, we anticipate funding only 3-5 projects. 

Please note that in order to apply for a grant, you must first have a mandatory conversation with a Cultural Protection Fund Grants Manager, which will enable us to assess your eligibility to submit an application. Details of how to arrange a mandatory conversation can be found in the steps below. 


Cultural Protection Fund grants are only available to organisations

  • This round is 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, we expect the benefit to the social and economic development of the target country to outweigh any private gain.
  • Applicants must be able to evidence 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, you will be required to accept the terms and conditions of our Grant Agreement. You are encouraged to read this document ahead of making your application – it is available to read on our website here.


Application deadline21 June 2020
Decision meetingJuly 2020 with applicants notified by early August 2020
Projects commenceSeptember 2020 (projects can last up to 6 months and must finish by the end of February 2021)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Council Call for Projects: Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in East Africa



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