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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) – Pakistan

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 2, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on July 17, 2021
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The High Commission of Canada in Pakistan is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement.

The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners.

Projects are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian embassy or high commission.

The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries and their civil societies, by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavours.

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Eligible recipients include:
1. Local, national or community-based organization (non-governmental and not-for-profit);
2. Local municipal, regional or national government institution or agency of the recipient country;
3. Local academic institution;
4. Canadian organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities;
5. International or regional organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities;
6. Intergovernmental or multilateral institution, organization or agency working on local development activities.

The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other institutions working at the local level.

Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations may be eligible for funding, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects that are consistent with the objectives of the CFLI.

Similarly, municipal, regional and national government institutions may receive funding, provided that their projects are essentially local in nature.

The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects that deliver measurable results.

All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:
a) human rights, including media freedom and the rights of minorities;
b) peace and security, with a focus on the role of women in conflict prevention and peacebuilding or inter- / intra-faith harmony conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
c) environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, including climate-change resilience, environmental stewardship and / or waste management; these projects should also raise awareness in local populations regarding climate change as a way to foster locally derived efforts toward eco-friendly policies and practices, including sustainable tourism.

The average CFLI contribution is $30,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD) for a project.

All projects must be completed between the date of signature of the Contribution Agreement and February 28, 2022.

Only those proposals using the designated application form and including the required budget document will be considered.

The deadline for submission is July 18, 2021 at 23:59 (GMT+5).

Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 02
Jul 02

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jul 05
Jul 05

Thanks, Ana.