Funding brief: ALIPH supports a wide variety of projects to protect heritage that is endangered, under threat or which has suffered from negligence brought about by conflict.
To be considered for selection, projects need to fulfil certain criteria, in particular the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of the solutions being proposed, their scientific quality and their contribution to local development.
ALIPH wishes to intervene worldwide, wherever applicant consider and can document that heritage is at risk due to conflict. The notion of conflict is interpreted from a broad perspective to encompass interstate conflicts, civil wars, asymmetrical conflicts, terrorism, violent unrest and other sudden disruptions that lead to instability. Applicant must demonstrate that the heritage targeted was damaged because of conflict, is threatened by conflict or suffered collateral damage from conflict.
In keeping with this conception, ALIPH is also willing to support a large notion of what represents cultural heritage, tangible but also intangible. The applicants will be asked to demonstrate the significance and value for local populations or communities of the cultural heritage targeted by the grant.
Through its call for projects addressing critical situations and fostering deep collaboration between institutions. This call aims at identifying projects with a solid scientific ground that will achieve long-term results.
ALIPH finances projects in three areas with specific expected outcomes
|Type of action||Outcome|
|Preventive protection measures||Mitigating the risks and lessening the damages|
|Emergency actions during conflicts||Securing cultural heritage at risk|
|Post-conflict actions||Making heritage available again for local populations (restoration, rehabilitation)|
In the proposal, applicant must explain how they will achieve these outcomes (i.e. specify overall aim, specific objectives and related activities) and how they will be able to measure the impacts (i.e. indicator for outcomes).
With this wide scope of intervention, ALIPH will support the following types of actions
● Documentation of moveable, immovable or intangible heritage
● Damage assessments
● Rehabilitation plans
● Sheltering cultural goods and in situ protection
● Emergency stabilization measures
● Restoration work for collections, works of art or built heritage
● Rebuilding and rehabilitation monuments, museums, sites
● Capacity building
● Awareness raising activities
● Research that supports project implementation or provides actionable data
● Disaster Risk Reduction
The list is not exhaustive but represents ALIPH’s core areas of intervention in the protection of movable, immovable or intangible cultural heritage.
To ensure the eligibility of your project, it should meet the following overarching criteria: relevance, quality, feasibility & sustainability.
Relevance includes the following requirements:
● Level of threat of existing damages: Applicant must demonstrate that the targeted heritage is threatened or suffered from damages. For actual damages pictures will be inquired. For imminent threats, a description of the situation will be needed, and press articles or a local statement may be useful to illustrate the situation and conditions on the ground.
● Compliance with the needs on the ground: Your project must be a response to identified and documented needs.
● Relevance to local populations, communities and governing institutions:
● Your project must comply with the wishes of local populations communities and/or institutions. ALIPH strongly advises that project leaders inform local authorities and stakeholders of their project.
● Complementary with other initiatives: Please avoid duplication with existing initiatives. If similar projects already exist or are in development, you should demonstrate how your action is complementary.
Quality includes the following requirements:
● Scientific rationale: Your project must rely upon solid considerations based on supporting scientific evidence.
● Technical appraisal: The solution you have chosen to implement to protect heritage must be built on assessments, taking into account technical needs and considerations. For instance, your project should be appropriately engineered, follow recognized standards, and the proposal encompass the necessary material inputs and utilities.
● Budgetary realism ALIPH will pay great attention to the value for money of the project. For each item of the budget, cost-effectiveness should be a key factor. For work carried out by third parties or contractors please provide quotes.
● Sustainable outcomes: Your project should be conceived to generate long-term results.
● Feasible suitability & Sustainability: Your organization must have the financial capacity to lead and implement the project and have financial provision to start the project. Exceptions can be made for specific and urgent situations of confirmed extreme emergency. It also means your project should be financially sustainable and the long-term result should not rely on further funding from ALIPH. If funds are needed for the continuation of the outcomes, your proposal should include options for future funding.
● Understanding of local reality: Your project must be based on realistic knowledge of the situation on the ground including from a security perspective. You must either be based in the country/region of the project or be able to rely on a strong partnership with a local institution. Please demonstrate how risks will be mitigated.
● Buy-in of stakeholders: Any group or institution concerned by the outcomes of your project should be informed and should agree with its implementation.
● Involvement of local institutions and/or communities: Local institutions and/or communities should support and encourage the project. They may also take part in the project when possible. Projects implementing local participation will be encouraged.
Donor Name: International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH)
Funding name: No specific fund name
Deadline: For the second call, the final date for submission of applications is 20th, September, 2019, 3 p.m. CET.
Funding limit: ALIPH did not set minimum or maximum amounts, however applicant will need to make a strong case about the value for money of the project, and a detailed description of the use of the funds through a realistic budget.
The budget can cover several consecutive years if the project justified longer term support. The budget must be submitted in USD.
Proposals involving co-funding are welcome. The budget should clearly distinguish cost and activities supported by ALIPH from those supported by other actors.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not Found
Project duration: Not Found
Eligible organization: As below
● Institutions in charge of the protection, conservation and promotion of cultural heritage
● International, Intergovernmental, and national institutions.
● Private organizations (Foundation, NGO, Non-Profit, Charity, associations, etc.)
The institutions wishing to apply will be required to justify
● Previous experience(s) in heritage protection (including management of projects of comparable size)
● Financial stability
● Capacity to deliver the project
● Local ties and networks
Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
● Proposals must be submitted in English and include and Executive Summary both in French and in English.
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