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Which projects can be funded under the World Heritage Fund?

The International assistance scheme under the World Heritage Fund deals with the protection of cultural sites (monuments, groups of buildings, historic cities, archaeological sites) and natural sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. Priority is given to the most threatened properties, especially those inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Sites inscribed on national Tentative Lists may also receive assistance, but only for the preparation of a nomination file.


N.B. Projects related to oral traditions; performing arts; social practices, rituals and festive events; knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts shall be sent to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.

Projects related to artistic creation (music, cinema, theater, design, crafts, visual arts...) shall be sent to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity or to the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture.

International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund can support projects falling under one of the following three categories:

Emergency Assistance
Conservation & Management Assistance
Preparatory Assistance