The Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee is responsible for the planning and operational delivery of the Games. This includes the sport programme, venue and competition management, ticket sales, all ceremonies and the Queen’s Baton Relay.
The Commonwealth Games Association of England (CGE) in partnership with Her Majesty’s Government (HMG), Birmingham City Council (BCC) and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), were granted the right to host the XXII Commonwealth Games by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in December 2017.
The Organising Committee (OC) was established for the purpose of organising the Games and is working with all of the Games Partners.
Commonwealth Games Federation & CGF Partnerships
Sport underpins the unique connections and friendships which bring together a third of the world’s population as citizens of the 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. For more than eight decades, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has taken a global leadership role in uniting the Commonwealth’s athletes, citizens and communities through the transformative and connecting power of sport. The CGF is the organisation responsible for the strategic direction of the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and associated projects and initiatives across the Commonwealth Sport Movement. Working with 72 Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) across six regions, the CGF creates peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities across the Commonwealth.
CGF Partnerships (CGFP), established in 2017 as a joint venture between the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Lagardère Sports, seeks to identify sustainable and long-term commercial partnerships that will also benefit the delivery of future editions of the Commonwealth Games. CGFP has embedded resources integrated in the Birmingham 2022 delivery teams, who bring previous Games expertise and generate commercial income for the Games through corporate partnerships, TV rights, licensing and merchandise. CGFP is also supporting future host cities in assessing the feasibility of hosting the Games, as well as supporting the CGF with the development of the Commonwealth Sport Movement and CGAs with developing their brand, marketing and revenue generating capabilities.
For more information visit: www.thecgf.com
Commonwealth Sport Foundation
Founded in 2020 as the charitable foundation of the Commonwealth Sport Movement, the Commonwealth Sport Foundation ((CSF) – registered charity 1173238 in England and Wales) is the official charity of Commonwealth Sport and Birmingham 2022. 100% of funds generated by the CSF through donations will help lead the world in sport and social change, harnessing the power of sport to change lives.
The CSF will support charities and voluntary organisations who are playing a crucial role in the post-pandemic recovery at a time when it is needed most, helping tackle inequality and important global issues across the UK and wider Commonwealth. It will use the platform of sport and the Commonwealth Games to help local, regional and Commonwealth citizens and communities who are faced with urgent issues and challenges relating to poverty, social, racial and gender inequality, conflict, climate change and discrimination.
Through the Commonwealth Sport Foundation and inspired by its engaged athletes and communities, the aim is to shape a more peaceful, sustainable and prosperous future across the Commonwealth.