Application Deadline: 15 April 2016, midnight CET
The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund established to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries through support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector.
UNESCO has launched the sseventh call for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) for funding requests and its new On-line Application Platform.
The beneficiaries of the IFCD are the following:
- Parties (public authority/institution) to the 2005 Convention from developing countries;
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) coming from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention, which meet the definition of civil society* and criteria regulating admission of its representatives at meetings of organs of the Convention as mentioned in the Operational Guidelines relating to the role and participation of civil society;
- International non-governmental organizations (INGOs), which meet the definition of civil society* and criteria regulating admission of its representatives at meetings of organs of the 2005 Convention as mentioned in the Operational Guidelines relating to the role and participation of civil society, and which present projects with impact at the sub-regional, regional or inter-regional level.
Basic requirements for eligible funding requests
The IFCD supports projects that are consistent with the main 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 isUS$100,000.
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.
- All applicants are to submit their applications by 15 April 2016, midnight CET to the IFCD On-line Application Platform.
- Applications from public authorities/institutions and local NGOs will undergo a pre-selection process conducted by National Commissions for UNESCO by 15 May 2016, midnight CET.
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