Call for Proposals: 2017 AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE FUND

Application Deadline: 12.00 pm (CAT) on 29th September 2017.

The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an intergovernmental organization created in 2006 to support the effective conservation and protection of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. The main objective of the AWHF is to address the challenges faced by African State Parties in the implementation of the 1972 Convention, specifically, the under representation of African sites on the World Heritage List and the insufficient conservation and management of these sites.
Conservation Grants
  • Each year AWHF provide conservation grants to African State Parties to implement projects and activities which focus on improving the State of Conservation of World Heritage properties.


  • Countries/Region–Africa
  • Projects activities are restricted to World Heritage Sites as declared by UNESCO.
  • Project proposals MUST address challenges affecting the State of conservation of selected World Heritage property.
Who can apply
  • Government institutions involved in the management and protection of World Heritage Sites.
  • The application must be approved by Head/Director of heritage institution/organization accompanied by a cover letter endorsing the project.
The projects MUST be implemented within 12 months.
a) AWHF grant will only cover direct costs related to the project activities.
b) Applicants should provide detailed budget in US$ for every activity to be implemented;
c) Applicants should indicate the State Parties’ contribution to the project.
Application procedures
a) Application form ( English and French versions) can be downloaded from the AWHF website
b) Completed applications should be submitted via email (as attachment) to
before the deadline. Hard copies and supporting documents can be submitted to the following  address:
The African World Heritage Fund,
1258 Lever Road, Headway Hill,
Midrand 1685, South Africa.
Deadline for submission
The deadline for submission- 12.00 pm (CAT) on 29th September 2017. However, applicants are highly encouraged to submit their proposals prior to the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2017 AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE FUND


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