Call for Applications for the 2022/23 Commonwealth Foundation Grants

Applications are invited for the 2022/23 Commonwealth Foundation Grants programme for civil society organizations.

Under this call, the Commonwealth grants are provided to support projects that seek to facilitate constructive engagement between civil society and government, including civil society participation in policy development and decision-making.

The call is focusing on three themes:

  • health,
  • environment and climate change and
  • freedom of expression.

Projects must address one or more of these three themes. Possible areas of focus within the themes can be found in the call guidelines.

The Foundation’s themes overlap and connect in myriad ways. Applicants for the Commonwealth grants are encouraged to explore those intersections when developing their proposals and, where appropriate, consider addressing more than one theme.


  • The applicant must be a not-for-profit civil society organization (CSO) registered in an eligible Commonwealth Foundation member country.
  • Newly registered organizations (those that have been registered and operating for less than a year) should not apply.
  • The proposed project must be implemented in the country of registration.
  • Projects can be implemented in one or more eligible Commonwealth Foundation member countries and can have a national, sub-national, regional, or international remit.
  • The applicant organization must have a minimum of two years of demonstrable experience working on participatory governance and advocacy within the area/theme(s) of the proposed project.
  • The total grant amount requested must be between £15,000 and £30,000 per year and for a maximum of two years.

Application Process

All applicants applying for the 2022/23 Commonwealth grants must submit a completed online application form, including the following additional documentation:

  • A logic model (using the template provided).
  • A copy of the organization’s registration certificate.
  • For grants of £15,000 per annum: a copy of the organization’s most recent audited accounts or annual accounts. Note that annual accounts must include a balance sheet, a profit and loss statement, and notes about the account.
  • The audited or annual accounts must not be older than December 2020.
  • For grants of £15,001 and above: a copy of the organization’s most recent audited accounts. Note that audited accounts must include both the accounts and the opinion of the external auditor who has certified them.
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To apply for the 2022/2023 Commonwealth Grants, click here.

Deadline: November 01, 2023.

For more information, visit the official site.

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