Application is now open for Commonwealth Foundation Grants 2019-2020 with up to £200,000. With more than 2.3 billion citizens, the Commonwealth provides a potentially huge pool of ideas for advancing societies. Further, 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.
The selection process is highly competitive and selected projects will have been designed to undertake work that has the potential to lead to one or more of the outcomes in the Foundation’s strategic logic model.
Moreover, the Commonwealth Foundation’s program teams are all involved in shaping the focus of the call for proposals. Further, an internal review process, including long-listing by the Grants team followed by a shortlisting process involving all program teams, prepares a final list of applications that are then submitted to the Grants Committee. Final decisions on which projects to support are made by the member states represented on the Foundation’s Grants Committee.
The Commonwealth Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over 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 participation.
In order to be eligible for the Commonwealth Foundation Grant, applicants must be:
Eligible Regions: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada*, Cyprus, Eswatini, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, New Zealand*, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles (Please check the official link for further details)
Application for the Commonwealth Foundation Grants is available to apply online through the official link. However, candidates must study the grant guidelines and criteria before submitting the application. Likewise, the applicants must include the necessary documents required for the application.
Commonwealth Foundation accepts the application for the Grants until the deadline on 9 January 2020 at 5 pm GMT. Applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the grant.