The Project Support Fund aims to advance the site’s ability to serve as a Site of Conscience. It seeks to create a space for innovation and experimentation on how places of memory can inspire dialogue and action in contemporary issues. The Fund supports initiatives that meet the core goals of Sites of Conscience, which are to:
The Fund is intended to provide holistic support, combining financial support, methodological resources, advocacy and promotion. Read recent examples of projects supported by the Fund here.
For a full description of supported programs, please visit the Online Resource Center, an online forum where registered members can participate in discussion and access all the resources of the Coalition, including program designs created through the Project Support Fund.
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Coalition Members (excluding individuals) are invited to submit descriptions for either:
PLEASE NOTE that in fiscal year 2013 (starting July 1, 2012) the Coalition is launching an Advocacy Committee of Board Members and Site Directors who will provide oversight and participate in advocacy efforts, such as providing written statements in support of Sites, signing their name to petitions, speaking publicly at events on behalf of Sites and meeting with key influencers (such as government officials, funders, etc.). However, participation in advocacy missions is not restricted to members of the Advocacy Committee, and Sites may request or invite Board members or Site directors of their choosing to participate in their proposed Advocacy Mission.
Support up to $10,000 is available for each project or peer exchange.
Upcoming deadlines for submitting project descriptions are:
For each deadline, decisions will be made by:
Please note that all applicants must submit final narrative and financial reports from previous projects or exchanges before applying for new grants. Preference is given to applicants that have not received funding from the Coalition within one year of the deadline for descriptions.
The Coalition Secretariat strongly urges applicant sites to contact the Coalition office prior to submitting a full project description. Secretariat staff is available to discuss the overall idea of the project; its planning and execution; to connect Sites with other sites and experts who could serve as resources where desired and necessary, including as potential partners for peer exchanges; provide models of program designs and evaluation tools; and on-site consultation.
After this preliminary conversation, members may submit a full project description. Descriptions should be submitted in electronic format and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must follow and address all sections of the On-Site Project and and Peer Exchange Formats.
Please see the Formats and Guidelines section below. Please review carefully, as some formats have been updated.
Please see the formats below for complete criteria and guidelines for submitting descriptions. Click on the following to download them as PDF files:
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