Commonwealth Foundation grant

We give almost a million pounds a year in grant funding to non-government organisations – including community, research, labour, faith-based and cultural groups – working in areas corresponding to our programmes.

Our grants enable people from developing countries to organise and take part in activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops, exchanges, study visits and festivals. They allow people to learn from and be inspired by one another.

We receive over 600 grant applications each year of which around a quarter tend to be successful. Applicants usually have national reach, grassroots support and existing relations with government.

We give two types of grants:

Civil society responsive grants

Commonwealth Association annual grants

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