Funding opportunity for groups in multiple countries: strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments

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.

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.

Eligible countries: 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 South Africa Sri Lanka St Lucia Tonga Trinidad and Tobago United Kingdom* Zambia

  • These countries are eligible to apply but project activities must be implemented in eligible countries in this list that do not have asterisks beside them.

@yasahkym this looks like an opportunity worth exploring as part of NRFs agenda in empowering communities to take active roles in advocating for their citizenship rights.


is there a dateline timeline for applications? can i get the application package?

pls keep me up-to-date


Hi Precious! Sorry for the delay in responding here - in future, please follow the links provided to pursue an opportunity. In this case, the link is here: Grants programme - Commonwealth Foundation

If you decide to apply or want to talk about the opportunity or find out any useful info of interest to fellow members, do keep us posted here! :slight_smile:

Thanks Tobias, but applications closed 9 January, 2020 by information on the link.

Much appreciated your efforts.


Precious Ayobami

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