Emergency Fund

Some funding are termed as ’emergency fund’. They are not as the kind as we see for formal funding calls. They are something like based on needs. We can avail them in the case of emergency like natural disaster, hazards and so on. They can be applied anytime of the year as and when required. In this page, we will try to update those opportunities gradually. 

We have updated the following donor opportunities below-
International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH)
Brevard Zoo

Donor Name: International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH)

Fund Name: Emergency Relief
Funding Brief: This process is designed to make it possible to provide rapid support for measures aimed at protecting heritage that is under serious threat of destruction or deterioration.

In order to be eligible, projects must demonstrate the necessity of rapid action to cease or prevent the irremediable degradation of heritage.

To respond to emergency situations, requests are handled throughout the year and answers given by ALIPH within the month.

ALIPH aims at providing a prompt answer to your application. To reach this objective, you must ensure that you include all necessary and accurate information to enable an informed decision. Anything that can help us understand the situation and the feasibility of the project will be extremely helpful. The main criteria listed below must be shortly demonstrated.
They must understand why it is urgent to act. In your application, explain why the intervention must happen quickly. Pictures of the damages can be of great value to demonstrate the urgency.
Capacity to implement
You must demonstrate that you have the capacity to implement the project promptly and that you have a clear understanding of the local situation.
Feasibility and sustainability
The solution you propose to protect heritage must be based on solid considerations. Your project should take into consideration technical and scientific aspects. A precise budget is mandatory.

Areas of intervention
ALIPH wises to intervene worldwide, whatever applicants consider and can document the fact 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.Applicants must demonstrate that the heritage targeted was damaged becauseof 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 population or communities of the cultural heritage targeted by the grant.

If the heritage targeted by your proposal is at high risk of damage or is deteriorating quickly. ALIPH can finance urgent actions such as stabilization or rehabilitation measures. Applicant must be able to demonstrate that the situation is critical, and that waiting until the next call for projects would have dramatic effects on the concerned cultural heritage. These grants aim at supporting short term and quickly will be requested to submit a brief and precise proposal.

Apply for emergency relief only if you can demonstrate the urgent need and capacity to act promptly. Otherwise, please apply through the calls for projects.

Funding details link: Click to view and Click to view

Funding Amount:
A maximum of USD 75,000. Budget need to be submitted in USD.

Eligible institutions
 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.)

Eligible actions
ALIPH finances projects in three areas with specific expected outcomes.

Type of action Outcome
Prevention 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)

Other important link: 
 Apply: Click to view
Guideline: Click to view
 About: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
 Proposal must be submitted in English.

Donor Name: Brevard Zoo

Fund Name: Wildlife Emergency Fund(WEF)
Funding Brief: Projects considered for WEF must be…
addressing a severe, time-sensitive threat to wildlife
not addressing an ongoing threat to wildlife (please apply for a Q4C grant instead)
conducted by a nonprofit conservation organization

Funding is focused on saving wildlife impacted by natural or unforeseen man-made catastrophes such as earthquakes, flooding, fires, severe storms and unanticipated devastating habitat destruction. Research and awareness/outreach/education programs will not be considered for WEF. Support is intended for short-term emergency action. This program is made possible by the fundraising efforts of Zoo staff and volunteers.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding Amount: Brevard Zoo only supports established non-profit conservation and research organizations. BZ WEF provides support up to $2,500 and funding can be used for operational support during times of crisis

Eligibility: Brevard Zoo only supports established non-profit conservation and research organizations.

Other important link: 

Guideline: Click to view
Form: Click to view

How to apply: To apply, fill out this application and send it to Jody Palmer at jpalmer@brevardzoo.org.

● Donor Name: UNESCO

Fund Name: Heritage Emergency Fund
Funding Brief: The Heritage Emergency Fund, a multi-donor and non-earmarked funding mechanism, was established by UNESCO in 2015, to enable the Organization to respond quickly and effectively to crises resulting from armed conflicts and disasters caused by natural and human-made hazards all over the world. UNESCO works to achieve this objective by strengthening the ability of Member States to prevent, mitigate and recover the loss of cultural heritage and diversity in emergencies and by advocating for the incorporation of the protection of culture into humanitarian action, security strategies and peace-building processes, including by harnessing the potential of culture to strengthen resilience and support recovery.

The Fund finances activities in the area of emergency preparedness and response within the domains of the UNESCO Culture Conventions. This includes immovable cultural and natural heritagemovable cultural heritage, cultural repositories, underwater cultural heritageintangible cultural heritage and the diversity of cultural goods, services and expressions.

The approval process takes approximately one week for emergency response, and two weeks for emergency preparedness activities. The activity implementation period usually does not exceed 12 months. Activities are implemented by the Secretariat of the UNESCO Culture Convention or by the UNESCO Field Office who originally requested assistance.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding Amount: The maximum amount which may be requested from the Heritage Emergency Fund for each application is US$

Eligibility: Support under the Heritage Emergency Fund may be requested by the Secretariat of a UNESCO Culture Convention or a UNESCO Field Office, in consultation with national authorities, at any time of the year and through a dedicated Application Form. UNESCO Member States wishing to request the assistance of the Fund can contact the relevant Field Offices, who will launch the process.

Other important link:
Guideline: Click to view

How to apply: Please contact with the donor directly to know the details for applying.



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