The Belize Culture Fund (BCF) is a small-grants programme administered by the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology. It aims to protect and safeguard Belize’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage and promote the growth of the expressive arts and creative industry.
Aligned with the Belize National Cultural Policy 2016-2026, the BCF offers microgrants to support both new and ongoing projects initiated by individuals and community organisations. The application process consists of four priority areas corresponding to each division of NICH and a fifth priority area designated for innovative projects.
As part of the NICH@20 anniversary celebration under the theme “Celebrating our heritage, Inspiring our future,” the fund is being relaunched. We eagerly anticipate receiving applications that contribute to the development of Belize’s cultural heritage and cultural and creative industry.
The current cycle opens on December 5, 2023, with a submission deadline of December 22, 2024, for the Project Concept and a deadline of January 26, 2024, for the Full Application