The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) calls on non-governmental organisations dealing with heritage projects to apply for funding. Applications are open for non-profit companies, non-governmental organisations and educational institutions nationally. Passionate South African organisations are invited to submit applications by 28 February.The NHC annually invites heritage practitioners, who run non-profit organisations with heritage-focussed projects that have a national footprint, to apply. An independent committee will adjudicate the proposals, from which those projects that adequately meet the standards will be recommended to receive funding.The council has stated that it will give priority to proposals for funding in the following areas: heritage research and publication; liberation heritage; education and training in heritage; indigenous knowledge systems; women and heritage; youth and heritage; and ) indigenous groups heritage initiatives in the country. The maximum amount for funding of heritage projects is R500 000 provided all criteria are met. Applicants are expected to meet all the funding requirements of the NHC as stipulated in the terms and conditions, the Heritage Funding Policy and the Heritage Funding Guidelines, which are available on the website. The application form and other compulsory documents for application are available for download at www.nhc.org.za. Those who are interested in applying can also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Alternatively, call the funding unit on 012-348-1663 from 08:00 to 16:30.