Post: Call for proposals: Women as Agents of Change – Commonwealth Foundation grant.

Call for proposals: Women as Agents of Change – Commonwealth Foundation grant.

Special grants fund

The Commonwealth Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a Special Grants Fund of £100,000 for Civil Society Organisations and Commonwealth Associations to undertake strategic and innovative projects that will promote the Commonwealth theme for 2011, ‘Women as Agents of Change’.
This year, the theme celebrates the significant contributions that women make to development and their relatively untapped potential as agents of change.
‘Women as agents of change’ is a pertinent theme for the Commonwealth in 2011 because:

  • 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (8th March)
  • the Commonwealth has its first female Chair-in-Office, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad and Tobago;
  • 2011 is a key milestone marking five years to the realisation of the MDGs and PoA.

Grant applications for up to £20,000 are invited from registered CSOs and Commonwealth Associations across the Commonwealth from 26th May-1st July to undertake projects lasting between three to six months which meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Foster collaboration and learning between women’s organisations in more than one Commonwealth country;
  • Involve collaboration with national women’s machineries (NWMs) and governments in promoting women and girls’ social, economic and political empowerment;
  • Showcase the achievements of women in addressing social, economic and political change at national or regional levels.
  • Projects which will have an impact on women at a regional level;
  • Bring together women from different geographical, social and ethnic background to promote national and regional priorities.

Priority will be given to applications which address one or more of the following areas:

  • Capacity enhancement for Women’s organisations in policy development and implementation.
  • Implementation of the Commonwealth Gender Plan of Action (PoA)
  • Women’s leadership and participation in democratic governance.
  • Social protection and girls’ development.
  • Opportunities for rural women and girls.
  • Women’s social, economic and human rights.

Each eligible organisation can submit only one application to the Fund.


For more info:

John Doe
John Doe

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  • Iam interested in being an associate member of commonwealth association
    kindly guide me on the procedure
    Tayebwa Francis 

    • Dear Francis

      Therer are too many benefits for attending, just o nmetion a few below;

      1. Meet over 25 exhibitors – from Uganda and the Diaspora who will be showcasing different services and investment opportunities in the Diaspora and Uganda.
      2. Opportunities on acquiring a mortgage, opening up a business account and engage with leading experts on raising finance in Uganda.
      3. Explore, discuss, debate and Network with business leaders, experts, VIPs and fellow Ugandans, who will be sharing their expertise on how we can increase investment in Uganda.
      4. Job opportunities and challenges relocating back to Uganda and building Partnerships – Identify concrete steps to create reliable partnerships and contribute to Uganda’s development.
      5. Discover Investment Opportunities in Real Estate, Gas and Oil Industry, Health and Education, ICT industry and other sectors identified for Diasporans investors and learn specific steps required to establish a prosperous business in Uganda.
      6. Engage fully with fellow delegates, our sponsors and exhibitors at our speed networking sessions and above all have a face-to-face discussion and explanation on different investment and business opportunities on offer.
      7. Exchange knowledge and best practices to steer your personal growth.
      8. Expose your services and products to over 1000 potential investors keen to invest and do business in Uganda
      9. Discover expert advice on Business opportunities in Northern Uganda, utilising the New Southern Sudan potential.

  • HRC-UG is a civil society organisation in southwestern uganda implementing human rights advocacy;it’s seeking for suport to imlement a project on ending violence against women and girls in SW UGANDA

  • We would like to express our great interest in Commonwealth Association activities.
    Following the visit to your website, we sat as a group of 20 members in our group and decided to write you this letter of interest to request for partnership and support from Commonwealth Association to support us in our project of Human wrights Advocacy in our area of Kasawo Sub-county.

    Mama foundation: Is a registered, anon profit making organization,non religious,non political, non governmental indigenous community focused based organization (C.B.O), based in Kasenge village, Kitovu parish, .Kasawo Sub County, Nakifuma county.Mukono district in Uganda.
    Our main aim was to develop projects that would alleviate suffering among vulnerable people that are children and women in farming communities of Uganda region.
    Our Vision.
    To realize a happy society free of Diseases, poverty, ignorance, justice and a place where every child is wanted.
    Our Mission.
    To promote development of under-served communities through initiation of activities that address H.I.V, health, education, food security and justice in collaboration with other stake holders.

    We hope to hear from you soon,

  • Dodoth Friends of Charity is a local charity registered by NGO Board with the aim to enhance life chances for orphans and vulnerable children in Kaabong District, Karamoja- uganda. we are seeking for support to help improve enrollment and retention of Vulnerable children in primary education and dissemination of child rights in the pastoralist communities.

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