The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda’s Cross-Regional Connectivity Grants Program supports Commonwealth member states in undertaking cross-regional peer-to-peer learning activities aimed at enhancing their knowledge, building their capacity, and growing their expertise to facilitate greater trade and investment. 

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About the Connectivity Grants Program

With pandemic-related travel restrictions easing after two years, Commonwealth member states can again benefit from in-person engagement to explore and exchange learnings and best practices in various areas of development.

The Connectivity Grants Program supports member states to deliver such activities, while enabling interventions and engagements that work toward achieving Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda (CCA) objectives of greater cross-Commonwealth connectivity, trade, and investment.

Program support to peer-to-peer learning initiatives will be delivered through modest grant agreements of up to £25,000, with a maximum of four initiatives supported per call round.

This call round closes on Friday, 27 October 2023. Applications must be submitted by 17:00 BST on the closing date.

The program is open to bids from groups of public and private sector entities representing at least two regions of the Commonwealth.

  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) (MS Word
  • Download - Program Guidelines (PDF) (MS Word)
  • Download - Budget template (Excel)

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About the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda

The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda is a platform for countries to exchange best practices and experiences to trade and investment and undertake domestic reform. This cross-fertilization will contribute to further reducing trade frictions among members.