Date & Time2:00pm, 30 September 2019 - 1:00pm, 4 October 2019
LocationCommonwealth Foundation, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, UK
About the event
Since 2012, the Foundation has awarded 79 grants totalling 7.3 million pounds to organisations across the Commonwealth. Eight of these grants, with a total value of 1.4 million pounds, were awarded at our June 2019 Grants Committee meeting.
Our 2019 cohort of grant partners are joining a workshop to help equip them with the skills to monitor and assess their projects. During the workshop, there is an opportunity for them to meet and interact with Foundation Member State representatives.
Two past grants partners, one from South Africa and one from Vanuatu, will be on hand to share their experiences of implementing grants received from the Foundation.
Online profiles for each of the eight new projects will be available soon.
Iranti is media-advocacy organisation that advocates for the rights of Lesbians, Gender Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons, with specific focus on lesbian, transgender and intersex persons. The organisation seeks to challenge violence and discrimination based on gender identity and bodily diversity through a series of interventions, including provision of immediate community support, hate crime documentation, facilitation of community dialogues, media production and policy advocacy.
AFRA is a land rights organisation working to support marginalised black rural people, with a focus on farm dwellers, since 1979, in and around the uMgungundlovu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. It empowers farm dwellers to act on their own behalf and participate in all matters that affect them.
Masifundise has been working with coastal fishing communities since 2004. The organisation supported the formation of a fisher movement in 2012, Coastal Links South Africa, now with over 5000 members in 100 fishing communities across the country. Together, the organisations have been the driving CSO force in the development and implementation of the National Small-scale Fisheries Policy (2012).
Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme (CAMP), established in May 2002, works with communities in Pakistan to promote human rights, peace and security. It has experience and expertise in social research, conflict analysis, and policy advocacy involving marginalised groups including youth and women. CAMP has significant experience of working in tribal areas and it produced the first-ever public opinion poll titled ‘Understanding FATA’ which was widely quoted by academics, policy makers and the media and which contributed to the debate on reforming FATA.
Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation (HRF), established in 1993, works in India to protect and promote the human rights of socially excluded communities and vulnerable persons through training, research, and advocacy. HRF has conducted social campaigns for the promotion and protection of human rights and worked at the district, state, and national levels. It has been a pioneer in promoting and protecting the rights of the socially excluded communities and vulnerable persons in Tamil Nadu.
The Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (DHRRA) is a non-profit and non-political organisation based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It is affiliated to a regional organisation known as AsiaDHRRA which is a partnership of eleven social development networks and organisations in ten Asian nations. It works to address welfare issues, homelessness, provides training, psychological counselling and facilitates access to education. DHRRA’s objectives are to: 1. Strengthen social
protection and empower members of communities to become self-reliant; 2. Establish platforms of capacity development for individuals, organisations and societies; 3. Undertake and support research related to DHRRA’s main areas of work; and 4. Be a sustainable organisation fit for
Further Arts is a civil society organisation based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. FA was founded in 2000 in order to help empower ni-Vanuatu to develop long-term social and commercial enterprises in the industries of creative arts, agriculture and communications that are culturally, socially, environmentally and financially sustainable. It uses arts and culture as a vehicle for social transformation and popular education, action research, media and community organising methods to strengthen the capacity of community members and community based organisations at the local and village level and to build solidarity across Melanesia.
The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is a UK-based charity working to end discrimination faced by street children around the world. Its network is made up of over 100 NGOs, advocates researchers and on-the-ground practitioners across 135 countries, working with and for street children. CSC has experience in influencing change at government level to make street children’s voices heard. It has implemented projects funded by DFID and Red Nose Day USA. It helped conduct global consultations of street children that fed into the development of the UN General Comment 5 and more recently it developed an Advocacy & Action Guide to support grassroots organisations.