Funding for heritage projects now open

The public is called upon to submit applications for funding on heritage related projects. In this term, the National Heritage Council (NHC) is specifically interested in applications from provinces that have over the years benefited the least from the funding opportunity, which are Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo, Free State and Northern Cape.

The closing date is 31 January 2017, 12h00.

Those who are interested in applying are advised to start now and not to leave it for later because there are a number of requirements and criteria set in order to successfully qualify for the requested funding. Also, the proposal will have to be well conceptualised and written. It will also be good to let another person review and advise on the strength of the proposal before it is submitted to the NHC.

The application form and more information is available from the NHC website under the Funding page. For any queries please send an email to funding@nhc.org.za. Documents and application forms can also be requested through calling the NHC directly at 012 348 1663 between 08:00 and 16:00 on weekdays.

Applicants are expected to meet all the funding requirements of the NHC as stipulated in the terms and conditions, Heritage Funding Policy and the Heritage Funding Guidelines which are available on our website together with the application form.

Who can apply: Educational Institutions participating in heritage projects, Non-Profit companies (NPCs), Community based organisations (CBOs), Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Associations, Foundations, Community Trusts (family trusts excluded), Section 21 companies not for gain, Individuals who are involved in heritage projects and must be willing to partner with a qualifying entity. Proposals from women and youth led projects will be appreciated.

Priority areas: Funding for this term will give priority to proposals in the following streams: Heritage Research and Publication, Liberation Heritage, Education & Training, Indigenous Groups Heritage, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Heritage of women and Heritage of youth.

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