Applications for Cultural Emergency Response grants may be submitted at any time. We welcome to apply heritage and cultural practitioners who live and work in our eligible countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. The list of countries is predetermined by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
This short form allows you to provide some basic information about your project, such as who you are, the nature of the crisis you are responding to, what has been affected, how you plan to respond and how much you think it will cost. This information allows us to confirm that your project meets our basic criteria for support.
If the project meets the above criteria, we will send an application form for further details.
This form allows you to provide further details of the nature and scope of your project. We understand that these forms are typically completed in situations of emergency, so we ask for as little information as is necessary for the evaluation of your request.
We see the application process as a two-way conversation, which means we encourage potential applicants to ask us anything that occurs to them when filling out the form, just as we will ask for clarification if something isn’t clear to us.
After receiving your full application, we continue the conversation to see how we can help you make sure the project responds to your identified needs in the best way possible. We also try to support you in navigating the crisis situation and can connect you with the international experts and cultural first aiders in our network if needed.
The CER team will do everything to respond to your request as fast as possible.
CER’s response mechanism relies on an active network of trusted partners in vulnerable regions around the world. This network allows it to monitor crisis situations on an ongoing basis and prepare to pro-actively respond in the event of disaster- or conflict-related treats to cultural heritage. This response includes the provision of quick and flexible emergency grants to local actors to help safeguard the endangered sites, collections or buildings. The local actors determine the priorities and approach to be taken for stabilizing the situation, preventing further damage and implementing basic repairs to prevent (further) damage. CER is always stand-by to provide technical support and advice, and to connect expertise wherever possible or required.