02.11.2016

The Commonwealth Foundation > Open call for grants

The Commonwealth Foundation awards grants for sustainable development projects that contribute to effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation.

With more than 2.3 billion citizens, the Commonwealth provides a potentially huge pool of ideas for advancing societies. The Commonwealth Foundation’s grants help civil society organisations get their ideas across to policymakers.

At a glance:

  • Open to civil society organisations (CSOs)

  • Up to £30,000 per year

  • Multi-year funding available (up to three years)

  • Delivered in Commonwealth Foundation eligible member countries

Grant projects must focus on one or more of the following: Creative expression; Capacity development; Constructive engagement and Learning and sharing.

Two grant calls will open for applications on 1 December 2016. 

1) Grants call for projects to be implemented in eligible countries in Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe. The deadline for submission of the preliminary application form is 17.00 GMT on 4 January 2017. 

2) Grants call for projects to be implemented in Pacific Islands - Kiribati, Papua New Guinea and Tonga. The deadline for submission of the preliminary application form is 17.00 GMT on 10 February 2017.

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