Any organisation based in a Commonwealth member state and working on LGBT+ related issues is eligible to apply for membership of The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN).

In order to apply, please prepare the following:

1.  A covering letter which briefly states:

  • Why your organisation wishes to join, and
  • How the aims of TCEN can be supported by your organisation, citing relevant points from your own strategic plan


2. A statement that serves to confirm that your organisation agrees with and will adhere to The Commonwealth Equality Network’s Constitution and Statement of Values.


3. A letter on organisational letterhead to confirm that your organisation operates in a Commonwealth country.

This process can be completed through this online form


Once the application documents are complete, they will be circulated to TCEN's Management Committee and wider membership for consideration. You will receive a communication after seven calendar days either with a request for clarifying information or with a final decision on your organisation’s membership application. All decisions are reached by consensus.

Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application at your earliest convenience.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact info[at]kaleidoscopetrust[dot]com


Other Ways to Support us

The Network welcomes expressions of support for our work from around the world. Please feel free to let us know that you believe in what we are doing by getting in contact with us.


Unless confidentiality is specifically requested, we may publicise expressions of support in some way. If you would like to keep your details confidential, but still support us, please let us know. We will always respect and protect your privacy. 


Get Involved By Giving Time or Money 

If you want to do more to help then you can donate or volunteer with us. To find out how, please contact us.



We are grateful to the individuals and trusts who have given time and money to help further the work of realising equality within the Commonwealth. We are grateful to our Management Board and Secretariat who provide their services pro bono.