Shared Cultural Heritage: Matching Fund 2017-2020

Shared Cultural Heritage: Matching Fund 2017-2020

Dutch organisations are eligible to apply at the Matching Fund for shared heritage activities.

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Education, Culture and Science have made funds available for shared cultural heritage activities via the Dutch embassies and DutchCulture. DutchCulture has a sum of € 200,000 per year at its disposal for shared heritage activities by Dutch legal entities. An important aim for the Matching Fund is the promotion of and coherence in shared heritage activities. Coherence is created by central themes, such as the historical city centre, water management and historical perceptions. The Shared Cultural Heritage programme council will advise on the allocation of the funds available.

Important conditions
Matching funding can be awarded to projects that:

  • Are requested by Dutch legal entities,
  • Are in collaboration with at least one partner from Indonesia, the United States of America, Suriname, South Africa, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Russia or Australia,
  • Are visible for a broad audience in the Netherlands and/or in the partner countries.

Further note that:

  • The Matching Fund covers up to 50% of the total project costs,
  • The funds granted are between € 5,000 and € 35,000.

The Shared Cultural Heritage programme council will advise on the apportioning of the Matching Fund. In considering awarding funds, the programme council will pay attention to factors such as cultural-historical significance, uniqueness, representativeness and the technical urgency of the projects.

If you think you are eligible for the Matching Funds, it is recommended you contact the responsible staff member at DutchCulture before you send in your application.

The next deadline of the Matching Fund will be at the end of 2020. Keep an eye on this page for further information.