The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an intergovernmental organization created in 2006 to support the effective conservation and promotion of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. The main objective of the AWHF is to address the challenges faced by African State Parties in the implementation of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, specifically, the underrepresentation of African sites on the World Heritage List and the insufficient conservation and management of these sites. The AWHF is a category Centre under the auspices of UNESCO. For more information about the activities of AWHF follow this link: http://www.awhf.net
Each year, AWHF provides conservation grants to African State Parties to implement projects and activities which focus on improving the sustainability and state of conservation of World Heritage properties.
The projects MUST be implemented between May 2024 and February 2025 (within 9 months).
All applications must be completed online. The deadline for submission – 17.00 (GMT) on 11 August 2023. However, applicants are highly encouraged to submit their proposals prior to the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
All applications will be assessed before the final decision is made. The assessment will be based on the “Key Funding Criteria” outlined in Section D of the Application form, including the following:
All applicants shall be notified of the outcome by January 2024.
For any queries regarding the application process, please contact African World Heritage Fund, 1258 Lever Road, Headway Hill, Midrand 1685 South Africa, Tel: +27 11 313 3061, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (with copy to email@example.com).