Since 2001, EPA is self financed which is a real challenge for an African cultural institution. To support EPA in this mission ICCROM created an endowment fund: the EPA Fund with the purpose of permitting EPA to cover its operating expenses. The EPA Endowment Fund has received the High Patronage of nine eminent public figures who have embarked on the safeguard of African cultural heritage.
Donations received follow those made for the PREMA 1990-2000 programme during the 14 years of its existence. €6 900 000 were collected from 21 partners at that time.
In 11 years, 2,484,204 euros have been gathered in the EPA Fund, with contributions coming from 23 countries, foundations, international organizations, private organizations and individuals.
In order for the interest earned by the EPA Fund to cover at least 50 % of the operating budget, a resolution was passed by the Member States of ICCROM at its 26th General Assembly in November 2009. It instructed ICCROM to start a new fundraising campaign to increase the EPA trust fund to 3 million euros.
The Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg, the Annenberg Weingarten and Heydar Aliyev Foundation have already responded positively to this call donating a total of 97,000 euros.
The objective of the current campaign : raise 565,800 euros in five years.
We thank the donors who have so far generously contributed 2,484,204 euros to the EPA Fund:
Support the EPA Fund!
• It’s a guarantee of quality and transparency.
• EPA is an original and unique institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
• The use of cultural heritage as a vector of sustainable development is the future of Africa.
• Supporting EPA means getting involved in an extraordinary human adventure where human and cultural heritage are the essence of every action and project.
How can I help EPA?
If you would like to be part of this wonderful adventure you can contact us:
Contributions can be sent to:
ICCROM - EPA FUND
Piazza Grande 1
Casella Postale 261, CH-6601 Locarno - Switzerland
Bank account: 246-356480.70L
IBAN: CH19 0024 6246 3564 8070 L