2018 Commonwealth Foundation Grants

About Us

The Commonwealth Foundation grants call for the 2017/18 period is now open for preliminary applications.

The Commonwealth Foundation is an international organisation established by Heads of Government in support of the belief that the Commonwealth is as much an association of peoples as it is of governments.

It is the Commonwealth agency for civil society; a unique, stand-alone organisation established by, funded and reporting to governments.

The Foundation is dedicated to strengthening people’s participation in all aspects of public dialogue, to act together and learn from each other to build democratic societies.

Ultimately, the Foundation seeks to ensure that policy and government institutions are more effective contributors to development through the influence of civic voices.


A world where every person is able to fully participate in and contribute to the sustainable development of a peaceful and equitable society.


To support civic voices to share their stories, learn and act together and influence the institutions that shape people’s lives.

Application Process

Please use the resources available for download on this page to assist you in writing your application. You can forward any enquiries you have about our grants call to cfgrants@commonwealth.int

The deadline for preliminary applications is on 3 January 2018 at 17:00 GMT.

Click here to download application form

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