AWHF Grant Programmes

The AWHF sets out two grant programmes, which not only aims to increase the number of African sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List but also try to improve the management of already inscribed sites. As a general principle, assistance from the African World Heritage Fund requires that the organisation which receives the grant has secured matching funding from other sources as well.



What are the 2 Grant Programmes?

Nomination Grants

The AWHF provides nomination grants for the further improvement of nomination files.

Konso Cultural Landscapes received nomination grants from AWHF to prepare the nomination file. The site was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2011.

Conservation Grants

The AWHF provides conservation grants to African State Parties to implement projects and activities which aim to improve the State of Conservation of World Heritage properties in Africa.

For more information about our Conservation Grants, please read our latest call for proposals / appel à propositions.

Who can apply?

Request for proposals and assistance is open to all African member states that have ratified the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Note that only applications endorsed by the National Director in charge of cultural/natural heritage, or equivalent, will be accepted.


How to apply?

Applicant should fill in the English or French application forms and submit both electronic and hard copies to

African World Heritage Fund
Tel: +27 11 313 3061
Fax: +27 11 206 3061
1258 Lever Road Headway Hill Midrand, 1685, South Africa

Application dates


Nomination grants:

Applications can be submitted throughout the year.

Conservation grants:

The application date for financial assistance starts on 1st June every year and closes on 31st of August.