About the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic, situated in the heart of Europe and comprising the historic regions of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia, has a cultural legacy of international significance, with twelve UNESCO-listed sites.
This small country has castles that are such a dramatic feature of the landscape, reflecting Bohemia's power and influence in the Middle Ages, and the largest concentration of great houses and palaces in Europe, built by Renaissance magnates and the wealthy nobility of the Habsburg Empire.
We are able to give small grants to a variety of projects and welcome applications from owners of historic buildings, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. Properties may be privately owned, or may belong to the State or a local municipality, please see the map for locations where we have been active.
Please tell us about the cultural, historical and educational importance of your property, and the extent of public access. Outline what funds you need and what you would wish to do with the help or money. Grants are given subject to certain conditions, which we can be sent on request.
Read about the founding and history of The Friends:
You may download the list of projects where the Friends have helped:
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Events, Lectures and Working Parties
A Fresh Look at the Czech New Wave...and some of the most beautiful films in modern cinema history
A talk by Mark Le Fanu on Tuesday 5th December 2023 at 6.30pm in the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY. Booking here.
Videos or previous events are available here.
A Short Video about Our Work
Our Newsletter is a wide-ranging publication that appears twice a year, click here for free downloads.
Newsletter Issue 29 is out now: Souvenirs of Kynžvart by Peter Jamieson/ Exhibition of The Friends' work in Kuks Hospital/ Memories of Jan Masaryk and his Wartime Associates/ The Princes of Liechtenstein in Northern Moravia/ The Silver Hoard of Žatec/ Two Gardens Designed by Architects: Jože Plečnik in Prague and Mies van der Rohe in Brno