Міжнародний Фонд ЮНЕСКО з питань культурного розмаїття запрошує міжнародні організації, неурядові організації та представників вразливих до суспільних явищ соціальних груп з країн, що розвиваються подавати заявки на участь у грантовому конкурсі. Розмір фінансування становить 100,000 доларів США для кожного проекту (далі - англ.).
The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a 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 (en.unesco.org/creativity/file/6249).
- 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.
All projects related to tangible and/or intangible cultural heritage are NOT eligible and will be rejected during a technical assessment by the UNESCO Secretariat. Such applications can be made to the World Heritage Fund or to the Fund for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Projects that deal solely with the production of cultural and artistic works and events are NOT eligible and can be directed to the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture.
Other ineligible areas of intervention for funding requests are those that:
- aim to offset a deficit, repay a debt or pay interest; or
- sustain ongoing activities with recurring costs; or
- concern physical construction/restoration.
The project implementation period shall be between 12 and 24 months.The maximum amount that can be requested from the IFCD per project is US$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.