The grant application process is now closed. There will be no further CGI funding rounds.
CGI aimed to increase funding to both small and diaspora organisations to create real and sustainable change for some of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities in Africa. CGI also aimed to strengthen the capacity of small and diaspora organisations in the UK.
The Common Ground Initiative (CGI) was co-funded by DFID and managed by Comic Relief.
In 2014 an additional £12 million was invested in the fund by DFID for a further 5 years (2014 to 2019).