Who can apply for the LCF?
YOU CAN APPLY IF you meet the following criteria:
You are an organization with a legal status, relying on a team and entitled to sign contracts.
Individuals cannot apply.
You are from the private sector, including Lao non- profit associations (NPAs). Applications from
public/governmental organizations will not be accepted.
Based in Lao PDR and with its core activities related to culture and creative industries –
especially but not only: visual and performing arts, crafts, literature and press, audio-visual & interactive
media, design & creative services, etc….
With a track record of projects carried out successfully.
With a proven capacity to access other sources of funding.
Focus on outreach activities: although activities for conservation or production of cultural goods
can be part of the proposal submitted to the fund, the proposal must focus on diffusion and outreach, i.e.
how the cultural product (film, exhibition, event, etc.) will reach its audience, in particular in Laos.
The project mainly targets a Lao audience.
Is in the process of establishing or already have in place a strong financial/accounting system that
can be audited by a local professional auditing company.
SDC aims to support civil organizations promoting cultural activities based on the principle of “Lao
culture by and for the Lao people”
Applying organizations can apply for grants for a minimum of 60,000 USD and maximum 80,000
USD per project. The applying organization is expected to look for additional funding sources as SDC will
cover a maximum 50% of the overall project costs. In kind contributions will not be accepted as funding
Only one application per organization will be accepted. Organizations submitting projects in
partnership with other organizations can submit more than one proposal with different partners.
Organizations can only apply once to the LCF for a project with a maximum duration of 18
No type of costs shall be excluded, except large infrastructure costs.