Commonwealth Foundation Grants 2023 for Civil Society Activities
Suitably qualified applicants from Commonwealth Foundation member state who are registered not for profit civil society organisations are invited to submit application for the 2023 Commonwealth Foundation Grants worth £50,000 per annum which will amount up to £200,000 over the period of four years.
The Commonwealth Foundation Grants offers an amount up to £200,000 over the period of four years in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active involvement. The Foundation believes in the power of stories and storytelling for social change and will award grants for creative approaches that have the potential to influence public discourse.
Commonwealth is an intergovernmental organisation that was established by the Commonwealth Heads of Government in 1966. The Foundation is located at Marlborough House in London, a former royal palace which was assigned for the use of these Commonwealth institutions by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth. As the Commonwealth agency for civil society, the Foundation is funded by 49 member states to support participatory governance through its programmes with provision of resources, grants and access to platforms to encourage better engagement between civil society and institutions of governance. Membership of the Commonwealth Foundation is voluntary and is separate from membership of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Commonwealth Foundation Grants
Scholarship Worth: About £50,000 per year
Number of Awards: Not Specific
Grant’s Key Focus:
- Environment and climate change
- Freedom of expression
Study level: Grant
Nationality: Commonwealth Countries
Eligibility for the Commonwealth Foundation Grants 2023 for Civil Society Activities:
- Applicants must be from and reside in a Common wealth member country.
- Applicants must be registered not for profit civil society organisations.
- Applicants project should take place in an eligible Commonwealth member country.
- Applicants must be applying for funding for a maximum duration of four years.
- Applicants must not have an existing grant from the Commonwealth Foundation at the time the application.
- Applicants average income for the last two years should be less than £3m.
- Applicants project must address one or both Commonwealth Foundation’s outcomes.
- Applicants must be willing to make available the following documents below as part of the application:
- A completed logic model using the Commonwealth Foundation template
- A copy of the organisation’s registration certificate
- A copy of the organisation’s most recent audited accounts not older than December 2016
- A copy of the registration certificate for all partner organisations
Method of Application for the Commonwealth Foundation Grants 2023 for Civil Society Activities:
Interested applicants should visit the Commonwealth registration portal to submit their application.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2022.