supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Commonwealth Foundation (civil society and government)
Created: 04/10/2022, Updated: 06/10/2022
The Commonwealth Foundation supports civic voices to share their stories, learn and act together, and influence the institutions that shape people’s lives.
Funders seek to support initiatives that encourage and make possible meaningful and constructive engagement between civil society and government around policy and decision-making relevant to three priority themes:
Environment and climate change
Freedom of expression
All applications are required to demonstrate how they intend to integrate considerations of gender into their project design and implementation.
Who can apply
Applicants must be registered not-for-profit civil society organisations with an annual income of less than £2 million. 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.