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.
CGI aims 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 aims to strengthen the capacity of small and diaspora organisations in the UK.
Funding is available to UK-registered charities. Small organisations must have had an annual turn-over of less than £1 million for the previous 2 financial years.
How to apply
The grant application process is now closed. There will be no further CGI funding rounds.
The Common Ground Initiative (CGI) is co-funded by DFID and managed by Comic Relief. CGI is now in its second phase. 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