Common Ground Initiative
- Department for International Development
- 11 April 2017
- Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- Disabilities, Education, Empowerment and accountability, Girls and women, Health, Peace and access to justice, and Trade
- Eligible organisations:
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UK-based non-profit organisations, and UK-based small and diaspora organisations
- Value of funding:
- Up to £100,000, £100,001 to £500,000, and £500,001 to £1,000,000
A demand led competitive fund open to UK based diaspora-led organisations creating sustainable changes to the poorest communities in Africa.
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).
Published: 11 April 2017