The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is an education charity with a wide portfolio of projects which seek to engage young people in global affairs and develop their skills through a number of different schemes.

The RCS has a strong relationship with schools, a branch network across the UK and the world, a Royal Charter and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as patron. See here for more on the society: www.thercs.org

For over a century, the RCS has communicated with schools, universities and young people to engage them in issues and to develop their skills in leadership, writing, film making, photography, advocacy, public speaking, political literacy, communication and volunteering. The vision of the RCS is to promote international understanding through our membership, educational programmes, events and publications, thereby helping to raise the profile and value of the modern Commonwealth.

Key to realising this vision is in the delivery of public benefit through an innovative and effective portfolio of projects and activities. These will focus particularly on broadening the horizons of young people in the UK and across the Commonwealth. Our core projects include the Young Commonwealth Competitions (in writing, film and photography), the Nkabom Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme and the Commonwealth Youth Summits. For more on our youth programmes see here: www.thercs.org/youth/