About our Funding
The National Heritage Council (NHC) is a statutory body established in terms of Section 3 of the National Heritage Council Act 11 of 1999. It has, as one of its key mandates, a responsibility of disbursing funds for approved heritage projects. In allocating these funds, the National Heritage Council aspires to expand the base of participation of heritage organizations in the country. Applications are invited from individuals, organizations and institutions. Our funding will give priority to proposals in the following focus areas:
1. Education and Heritage
Projects that have a potential to integrate heritage conservation and management into the education system. It may include research, knowledge production, capacity building and skills development in conservation and management of heritage resources.
2. Liberation Heritage
Projects involved in the preservation of the historical South African liberation heritage struggle and utilised as a catalyst to stimulate local economic development. It may involve identifying, researching and packaging Liberation Heritage Route sites.
3. Heritage Research & Publication
Research projects in all sub-disciplines of heritage are welcomed.
4. Indigenous Groups heritage initiatives in the country
The capturing and impact analysis of the origins and historical context of colonialism, oppression and obliteration of the identity and values of the people upon which colonialization was imposed.
5. Women and Heritage
Projects which seek to explore and trace the historical contribution and achievement of women in the promotion, conservation and management of our heritage.
6. Youth and Heritage
Projects that explore ways in which heritage can be used effectively to maximise the role of the youth in the promotion and conservation of heritage resources.
NB: You are advised to read the strict requirements before you apply and ensure that your project is heritage related.
Applicants must provide all the necessary compliant documents when making applications and these are reflected on the NHC Public Funding Guidelines, NHC Public Call and NHC Application Form which must be used when making an application for funding from all nine provinces.