In partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the British Council has launched a new £30 million fund to help to create sustainable opportunities for economic and social development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage affected by conflict overseas.

The Fund aims to protect and preserve physical monuments and religious sites, as well as ‘intangible’ heritage: inherited traditions, beliefs and cultural identity, passed down through generations – all of which have been increasingly under threat in the Middle East and North Africa as Daesh have gained power in the region.


Grants are available to applicants working with local partners in one or more of the Fund’s target countries: Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen.

Available Funding

  • up to £100k

Useful Links


 CORIS Deadline for Review  Please contact Heloise Emdon.
 cuResearch Internal Deadline
  • September 29, 2017
  • December 29, 2017
Expression of Interest Deadline
  • October 6, 2017
  • January 5, 2018
 Submission to Sponsor
  •  October 20, 2017
  • January 19, 2018

Submitting Your Checklist

  • Checklists must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact Heloise Emdon.