International Fund for Cultural Diversity

How to Apply to the Fund?


Deadline 1: Completed application forms must be submitted to National Commissions for UNESCO or other official channels designated by States Parties to the 2005 Convention. Applicants are to consult National Commissions for UNESCO for national deadlines. They shall review applications to ensure that projects are relevant, meet the country’s needs and have been subject to consultation among stakeholders.

Deadline 2: National Commissions for UNESCO will then submit completed applications to the 2005 Convention Secretariat by 30 June 2010 (before midnight Paris time). Those received by the Convention Secretariat after this deadline will not be eligible for consideration in 2010.
International non-government organisations (INGOs) can submit applications directly to the Convention Secretariat providing that their programme/project proposals are supported in writing by the States Parties concerned.

Application Forms

Funding requests are to be submitted in English or French using the following forms.

Application form for preparatory assistance

An Explanatory Note on the Fund is available to help you fill out the forms and provides useful information on the criteria to be used in the evaluation of applications. The Note is available in English and French.

Incomplete application forms will not be eligible

Process for submitting and evaluating applications  


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Six experts representing UNESCO electoral regions were nominated by the Intergovernmental Committee to the 2005 Convention to evaluate applications to the Fund and to make recommendations to the Committee. Criteria for evaluation of project applications are presented in the Operational Guidelines on the Fund and are included in the Explanatory Note above.

Contact Information

National Commissions for UNESCO around the world2005 Convention SecretariatDivision of Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries, UNESCO1 rue Miollis - 75732 Paris Cedex 15

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