UNESCO launched 10th International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)

Deadline: 13 June 2019

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched the 10th International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund, established by the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) to support its implementation in developing countries.

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its purpose is to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention.

It does this through support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries. The IFCD is notably used to promote South-South and North-South-South cooperation, while contributing to achieving concrete and sustainable results as well as structural impacts, where appropriate, in the cultural field.

Since 2010, the IFCD has provided more than US$ 7 million in funding for nearly 100 projects in over 50 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas, from the development and implementation of cultural policies, to capacity-building of cultural entrepreneurs, mapping of cultural industries and the creation of new cultural industry business models.

Grant Information

The maximum amount that can be requested is 100,000 USD.

Eligible projects

The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through:

  • the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of and access to a diversity of cultural expressions, including cultural goods, services and activities;
  • the reinforcement of human and institutional capacities of public sector and civil society organizations, deemed necessary to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets in developing countries.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Public authorities and institutions from eligible countries (developing countries, Parties to the 2005 Convention).
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from eligible countries (developing countries, Parties to the 2005 Convention)
  • International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) registered in countries Parties to the 2005 Convention

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://en.unesco.org/creativity/calls/unesco-launches-its-10th-ifcd-call-applications

Tips to Apply for Funding with the 10th International Fund for Cultural Diversity

  • Avatar Grace Diane Stringer/Morgan says:

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  • Avatar RUBEN T. PARRA NATTEROS says:


    INIDES- Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Sostenible y ZEDSAM – Agencia para el Desarrollo de Zonas Especiales, han instituido el “Programa Agua-Suelos-y Medio Ambiente – PASMA”, viene trabajando denodada mente para contribuir a la consecución a los siguientes objetivos: El Derecho Humano al Agua, el Derecho Humano al Saneamiento, el Derecho Humano a la Tierra, el Derecho Humano a la Alimentación y el Derecho Humano al Medio Ambiente, con la finalidad cumplir de nuestra parte con los acuerdos del COP 21, para lograr estos objetivos vine instaurar ando Zonas Especiales de Conservación y Desarrollo Sostenible- ZECDES, y con prioridad la ejecución del Proyecto PASMA; que a partir del 2019 gestionaremos y ejecutaremos los siguientes proyectos con carácter de emergencia: Descontaminar los Ríos tributarios de la Represa Pasto Grande, limpieza y evacuación de las aguas contaminadas con metales, descontaminar las microcuencas: Ríos Azana, Torata, Osmore y Coralaque (Moquegua-ILO), para evitar la emisión de aguas servidas, residuos orgánicos y sólidos a los Ríos Huallaga, Pachitea y Ucayali, tributarios del Majestuoso Rio Amazonas, mediante la instalación de Plantas Bio-Filtros Anaeróbicos y Bio-remediación, y la reforestación de 300,000 Ha en suelos degradados, con Bambú, considerando que una Ha de Bambú produce 40 Tons. de biomasa y la captación de 13-15 Tons. de bióxido de carbono, la fibra sirve para la fabricación de casas rurales, industria del mueble y artesanías; además instalaremos 250,000 Ha, el cultivo de Yuca, 100,000 Ha de plátano Bellaco y50,000 Ha de frejol de palo, para la producción de harinas para alimentos, y la implementación de 2 Parques Industriales Agro-Forestales, en CP Paraíso y el distrito de Honoria, Región Huánuco. Y la implementación de un Parque Industrial Marino Agrario-Forestal que considera Plantas de Desalinización de agua de mar para cultivos y crianzas en 40,000 Ha y reforestar 10,000 Ha. con Bambú, irrigadas con aguas servidas bio-procesadas, desarrollo de la acuicultura, cultivos hidropónicos, planta para la producción de micro-algas-alimentos (Spirulina), en plena zona desértica, sectores rurales Yerbabuena/Cerrillos-Clemesi, Distrito Pacocha y Lomas de ILO, Moquegua, Perú.

    Moquegua 2019

    Presidente de INIDES
    Delegado de Acción Climática UNEP/ONU-COP 21-23-24

  • Avatar Vaigo Banda says:

    Hello, my good people please provide me all the necessary information for me to get the funds for my project.

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Vaigo Banda,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Judith Alyek says:

    Thank you so much for the launch of the 10th International Fund for Cultural Diversity. I come from Northern Uganda and I’m the Executive Director of Sustainable Effort for Rural Vulnerable Group Empowerment – Uganda (SERVE – Uganda), a National NGO working in Northern Uganda to empower vulnerable groups such as women, youth, children and elderly. We are interested in the promotion of cultural diversity in our country. We will prepare the proposal and send. Thank you.


    Please how can i get funds to grow my NGOs..Global ppotentials exploring network….pgpeople need help but my strength is little please help me out
    Thank You.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:


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  • Avatar Ntombikhona says:

    at long last I am able to get contact with you. I have started an NGO – a nonprofit organization on which I need great help to continue helping the community.

    thank you

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