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British Council Cultural Protection Fund in partnership with DCMS

The British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, set up in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, is directly responding to the threat to cultural heritage in and around the Middle East and North Africa, whilst promoting opportunities for sustainable social and economic development in the region. Utilising £30m in Official Development Assistance from the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Cultural Protection Fund offers grants to organisations to deliver projects that protect, record, conserve and restore cultural heritage at risk. In doing so, we are creating opportunities for sustainable development through providing skills; increasing capacity in the heritage workforce; and supporting communities to better understand, value and benefit from their heritage. Grants have been awarded to 51 initiatives taking place across the region. By 2020, over 3000 people in the cultural heritage sector will have received training and developed new skills as part of CPF projects and thousands of new records for threatened heritage sites have been created and are being monitored across the region. Over 10,000 people have undertaken activities that increase understanding of, or engagement with, cultural heritage.

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British Council Cultural Protection Fund in partnership with DCMS Projects

3d map ksar palace

Digital Documentation of The Ksar Said Palace

This digital documentation project provided a 3D educational model of a historically important palace in Tunis, which has been closed for the last 50 years.

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Bedouin lived cultural heritage

Protecting Bedouin Lived Cultural Heritage

This 15 month inter-generational project will focus on the nomadic Bedouin communities of the Occupied-Palestinian Territories, engaging with young people to explore the relat…

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Yazidi heritage identity

Preserving Yazidi Heritage and Identity

A project that will engage young Yazidis, and provide them with the relevant training to support them to engage with, record and share their cultural heritage.

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