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The OWHC Grants

Introduction

The origin of this grant is the former “City2City Program”. Having not generated the interest of our cities in the past 10 years, the program has been redesigned and simplified, since it has been integrated into the City2City web platform. The OWHC grants are a kind of potential bonus for projects presented on the City2City platform. The financial support that will be provided by the OWHC to cities eligible for a grant will aim to help these cities receive technical and financial assistance to overcome any issue related to the management of their urban heritage.

The program – The OWHC Grants

  • You are a World Heritage site manager and you would like to improve your knowledge by discovering what is done in another city of the OWHC?
  • You would like to receive technical assistance to resolve an issue related to the management of your World Heritage site?
  • You are in the right place! This program is for you.

Mission of the program

The mission of the program The OWHC Grants is to:

  • provide practical and financial assistance to the OWHC cities faced with certain issues or difficulties related to the management of their World Heritage.
  • support member cities wishing to participate in a technical meeting to benefit from the knowledge and good practices of other member cities.

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO THE PROGRAM?

  • You are confronted to a specific issue linked with the management of your urban heritage
  • You tried to face the issue, but you do not yet find the solution to achieve your goal
  • You know or are looking for a city that has already successfully faced this challenge
  • You want to organize a site visit to a city in order to improve your knowledge and good practices

what does the owhc offer to participate in this program?

The OWHC offers financial assistance to projects that meet the mission of the program. The OWHC also offers a dissemination of the projects and meetings they generate in the organization’s communication media.

How does it work?

Before the beginning of the project

  • Read the description and regulations of the program
  • Create an account on the City2City platform
  • Prepare the necessary documents to the presentation of your project on this platform

Present the project

  • In order to present your project, you will have to create a project on City2City and submit the related documents at the latest on Friday April 19, 2019.
  • The project submitted will have to include:
    • A clear and concise description of the issue to be resolved or knowledge to be acquired
    • A detailed budget of the costs related to the project*
    • A description of all parties involved and, if applicable, the agreement of the host city
    • The written agreement of your mayor to the project presented
  • If the project is approved by the OWHC, the participating city will receive a first payment of the financial support.

* Note: There is no limit to the budget and costs associated with the submitted project. However, under no circumstances will the OWHC pay more than CA $ 5,000 per project. If the project exceeds CA $ 5,000, the persons in charge of the project will have to find other sources of funding.

During and after the project

Detail the evolution of the project on the City2City platform in 4 steps:

  1. Initial challenge and objectives of the meeting
  2. Report of the meeting (including photos)
  3. Implementation of solutions
  4. Final result

The rest of the financial support will be allocated once the project is completed, as long as you have complied with what is detailed above.

Upon completion of the project, the OWHC will work with the participating city to present the project as a case study.

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR AWARDING A GRANT

  • The participant must work for a city that is a member in good standing of the OWHC for the past three (3) years or more (including the current year). A city whose inscription on the World Heritage List as well as membership with the OWHC is less than three (3) years old, is also eligible if it has always paid its annual fees since joining the organization.
  • The project must be presented on the City2City platform, no later than Friday April 19, 2019.
  • The project must address one or more of the following issues:
    • Techniques in preserving;
    • Innovation and enhancement;
    • Management and planning;
    • Awareness and public communication;
    • The documents presented must include the elements mentioned in point 2 of the previous section.

Other important information

The program The OWHC Grants will be in a pilot phase for the rest of 2018 and 2019.

Members wishing to submit a project to be analyzed by the General Secretariat for the award of a grant must do so no later than Friday, April 19, 2019. Submissions will remain open until that date, or before if the annual budget allocated to this program is all used.

Send my request to obtain financial support

Log into the City2City platform, create a project, and identify it as being submitted as part of the program “OWHC Grants”.

Contact

For any question regarding this program, please write to the Program Administrator, Andréanne Charest: acharest@ovpm.org

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