The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda’s Cross-Regional Connectivity Grants Programme 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.

The first call for proposals for the Cross-Regional Connectivity Grants Programme closed on 1 December 2023. Thank you to all who applied.

The next call for proposals will open later in 2024 and will be communicated on our social media channels and on this page.

About the Connectivity Grants Programme

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 Programme 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.

Programme 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.

The programme 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)

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.