The Royal Commonwealth acts as Secretariat for the Council of Commonwealth Societies (CCS), an informal grouping of accredited organisations and other organisations with an interest in the Commonwealth.

The Society convenes the Council of Commonwealth Societies throughout the year to update members on key Commonwealth activities and to discuss areas of mutual interest such as Commonwealth Week and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. 

The CCS is chaired by Dr Linda Yueh, Chair of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Current members include:

  • APPG for the Commonwealth
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Commonwealth Countries League
  • Commonwealth Foundation
  • Commonwealth Games Federation
  • Commonwealth Local Government Forum
  • Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
  • Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK)
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Corona Worldwide
  • English Speaking Union
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Goodenough College
  • Pacific Islands Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Royal Commonwealth Society
  • Royal Over-Seas League
  • The Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship

If you are interested in joining the CCS please contact Elizabeth van der Valk, Head of Public Affairs ([email protected])