We support people’s participation in democracy and development through three main programme areas: Participatory Governance and Gender, Commonwealth Writers, and Grants. Take a look at our projects and filter by governance areas, issues, project type, or location.

Governance Areas

Local governance

Civic engagement in local governance – such as councils, city and municipal authorities, and village councils, is the most accessible level of engagement between citizens and governance institutions. The Foundation supports projects to make local governance more inclusive – such as improving access and budgetary support to local services for marginalised and vulnerable people, improving economic opportunities for local businesses and involving women in decision-making processes.

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Governance Areas
Project Types