We have recently updated our application guidance. Please ensure you are using the latest guidance document, available below

How to apply

1. Applicants must first complete our online expression of interest form in order to confirm eligibility. Applicants are advised to send in the expression of interest as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time between confirmation of eligibility and the application deadline. The official EOI deadline is listed below.

We kindly ask that applicants read the application guidance document available to download below before sending an expression of interest.

2. Applicants who have received confirmation of their eligibility are then invited to complete our online application form.

3. In addition to the application form, applicants must also complete the project budget template and project plan template available to download below and upload to the online application form with the additional required documents.

Application process timeline

Expression of interest deadline Application deadline Grant decisions made
 31st March 2017 23rd June 2017 October 2017


Any questions? 

The Cultural Protection Fund is administered by a UK-based team, not by the local British Council offices within our target countries.  All queries, expressions of interest and applications are therefore handled by the UK-based team.  If you have any questions about the application process after reading the information on this website, please contact us on culturalprotection@britishcouncil.org.