Nearly £500k in new grants awarded to seven Cultural Protection Fund projects in Libya, Syria and Yemen.
Recognising the particular vulnerabilities and challenges of protecting cultural heritage in Yemen, Syria and Libya, in November 2019 the Cultural Protection Fund launched a new insight round. This insight round awarded small grants to local partners for projects that focus on cultural protection activities in these three target countries.
We received 46 expressions of interest, and following our thorough application and assessment process, awarded just over £470k to seven organisations – three in Syria, one in Libya and three in Yemen.
These awards will support projects to safeguard not only cultural heritage sites and objects, but safeguard intangible heritage in order to build capacity, create shared understanding and contribute to economic and social development.
Find out more about these projects below.