The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) has launched its 9th call for funding requests.
The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a UNESCO multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its purpose is to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention.
It does this through support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries. The IFCD is notably used to promote South-South and North-South-South cooperation, while contributing to achieving concrete and sustainable results as well as structural impacts, where appropriate, in the cultural field.
The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through:
• 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 following types of projects ARE NOT eligible for IFCD funding:
Who can apply
• Public authorities and institutions from eligible countries (developing countries Parties to the 2005 Convention).
• Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from eligible countries (developing countries Parties to the 2005 Convention): Non-governmental organizations that, according to their national regulations, are non-governmental and non-profit and that meet the definition of civil society mentioned in the Operational Guidelines.
• International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) registered in countries Parties to the 2005 Convention: International non-governmental organizations (INGOs), which meet the definition of civil society mentioned in the Operational Guidelines; and which present projects that have an impact in developing countries at the sub-regional, regional or inter-regional level.
The maximum amount that can be requested is 100,000 USD.
Projects that are approved for funding will receive their allocations in several instalments. 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.
Budget and Expenditure
Expenditures for project-related overhead costs are limited to a maximum of 30% of the total budget.
The application and its complementary documents must be in English or French.
How to apply
Prepare the Application form:
Complete the Application form:
All the project proposals must be submitted through the online Application Form.
Kindly note that the deadline for the submission for the submission of applications is Friday, 20th April, 2018