Join the CSWGI
JOINING THE CSWGI
We invite you to be part of The Commonwealth Students' Welfare Group of India (CSWGI), a Branch of the RCS in India; to meet new friends, contribute to the community and be a member of the RCS family. Young people are an essential part of our International Network.
The CSWGI is a society that brings together a diverse group of like minded individuals that have shared values, principles and mutual respect that together create a force for good, both within the Commonwealth and beyond. We love hearing from new people and organisations interested in becoming members of the CSWGI. Whether you have been a member of another RCS branch, or are completely new, we want to hear from you! Membership gives you access to all our events and entitles you to participate in the life of the society.
The CSWGI membership benefits include, but not limited to (with applicable terms & conditions):
1. Meeting invites and opportunities with High Commissioners/ Ambassadors/ Diplomats for discussions over International Affairs and Issues
2. Opportunities to be a part of CSWGI Delegation visits to different Commonwealth Countries
3. Opportunities of being part of National, Regional and International Commonwealth cross-cultural Youth Exchange Projects (CYEP)
4. Being part of High Commission events, receptions etc
5. Opportunities and Invites to participate in ongoing and upcoming National and International projects of the RCS and CSWGI.
6. Participation in youth events / seminars / workshops / conclaves organised by CSWGI and RCS in India or Abroad.
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES & FEES
The membership fee for different categories are as follows:
A. Student / Youth (aged 35 and under): Contact us
B. General (open to all): Contact us
C. Corporate Membership (for all organisations, including High Commissions) Contact Membership Team
The above membership fee is per person per annum.
In order to apply for membership and join our wonderful team, please send:
2. Your CV / Resume stating your current working/experience/education etc.
3. A write-up on "Role of Youth in Nation Building Process" with ideas of areas in which youth can take a lead. The write-up should be your original work.
4. DD/Cheque payable at Delhi in the name of "The Commonwealth Students' Welfare Group of India" of the relevant membership fee: (Contact membership team for fee details).
CSWGI BENEFACTOR FELLOWSHIP
The Society depends on voluntary contributions to retain its independence. The CSWGI/RCS Benefactor Fellowship was introduced to support the Society's aims. Limited to 35 personally invited individuals, Benefactor Fellows are asked to make a charitable donation each year for a minimum of 3 years. All investments from our Benefactor Fellows are solely used for the purposes of the Society.
After joining, Fellows are invited to attend a select number of prestigious events throughout the year and receive regular progress reports on the work of the Royal Commonwealth Society with insights into the contemporary affairs of the Commonwealth. For queries about the Benefactor Fellowship, please contact our team: firstname.lastname@example.org
RCS ASSOCIATE FELLOWS NETWORK
The Associate Fellowship of The Royal Commonwealth Society offers young people from across the Commonwealth the opportunity to become part of an ever-growing network, offering opportunities, resources and a platform for discussion. Associate Fellowship is granted to those who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to promoting the values of the Commonwealth and working to improve the lives of Commonwealth citizens.
New Associate Fellows are invited by the RCS to join the network, in reward for their commitment to Commonwealth values and improving the lives of Commonwealth citizens. The branches of the RCS are asked to nominate young people from within their community for an Associate Fellowship.
Benefits of joining the network include:
Access to an online forum where over 1,000 young people from across the Commonwealth meet online
Valuable networking opportunities with young leaders who are committed to make change in the Commonwealth
Invitations to RCS events
Opportunities to feed into the work of the RCS through surveys, blogs and meetings
Online webinars hosted by subject experts
Online facility to host meetings with Associate Fellows and others
Recognition in the Commonwealth as part of a prestigious network
Regular signposting of exciting opportunities for young people
Access to a closed Facebook group
In addition to these benefits, the network is shaped and led by Associate Fellows themselves, who use it as a rich resource of people, knowledge and organisations in order to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and build bridges across the five regions of the Commonwealth. Associate Fellows are presented with a unique platform to connect with young professionals from anywhere within the Commonwealth, which has led to valuable and fruitful partnerships.
SUPPORTING THE CSWGI
The Commonwealth Students' Welfare Group of India (CSWGI) is a registered not for profit organisation. As a charity we depend on sponsorship and donations from individuals, companies, trusts and foundations. The CSWGI is non-partisan, is independent of governments and is supported solely by public generosity. We are enormously grateful to those who have donated funds to date. Large or small, single or regular, donations enable us to continue our work. The regular donations of our Supporters enable us to plan our work.
Your support will help us to spread the Commonwealth principles of diversity and tolerance and enable more young people living in the Indian sub-continental region to benefit from the rich experiences and educational programmes that the RCS has to offer. The RCS International Network is a valuable source of contacts, mutual support and fellowship.
Constantly growing, the Network draws from the entire Commonwealth, integrating individuals, branches and regions with civil society, government and commerce, including:
Heads of State and Government
Ministers and their senior officials
Ambassadors and High Commissioners
Chambers of Commerce and Investment Promotion Agencies
Business leaders and institutional investors active in emerging markets
The Society’s diverse range of activities allows an equally diverse selection of partners and sponsors to be meaningfully engaged in our work. The CSWGI & RCS is proud to work in partnership with the organisations, drawing on individual strengths and successes that each brings to our programmes and activities. In this way we form effective links between the governmental, business, civil society and educational communities of the Commonwealth.
If you are interested in discussing how we can work and collaborate together, we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact our President (click here), for ways in which you can support the charitable work of the Society, whilst gaining exposure as a partner to our International RCS brand.
THE CSWGI SUPPORT PARTNER ORGANISATIONS
The CSWGI is thankful and grateful to the corporate and likeminded organisations who have assisted our various events, activities and projects