|Application procedure:||Online Application|
|Donor base:||United Kingdom|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||-|
|Funding ratio:||up to 90%|
- Capacity Building
- Climate Change
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Human Rights
Cameroon, Eswatini, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia
Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia
Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
The Commonwealth Foundation’s mission is to support civic voices to share their stories, learn and act together and influence the institutions that shape people’s lives. The Foundation works to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development with effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels of participatory governance which implies creative and constructive engagement between civil society and other governance stakeholders. They see their programmes, contributing to Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
The Foundation’s Strategic Plan 2021-2026 is strongly linked to the Commonwealth Charter and its values and aspirations, and it identifies three thematic areas of focus:
- Health justice
- Freedom of expression
- Climate justice
The applicant is a registered national or regional not for profit civil society organisation (CSO). The applicant must be based in an eligible Commonwealth Foundation member country and the project should take place in an eligible Commonwealth Foundation member country.
The Commonwealth Foundation is operational worldwide in countries which are currently members of the Commonwealth Foundation.
The total grant amount requested must be between £15,000 and £30,000 per year for a maximum of two years. The requested grant amount should not exceed 70% of the applicant organisation’s total annual income. The average of the applicant organisation’s total annual income over the past two years must be less than £2m.
The deadline for this year’s call is 23 October 2023 1pm BST.