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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) – Brazil

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 18, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on January 28, 2021
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The Embassy of Canada in Brazil is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) which is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement.

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The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the Canadian embassy in Brazil.

All projects must produce concrete, tangible and durable results and align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:
a) Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
b) Human rights and human dignity (including groups that are victims of discrimination, such as Black, Indigenous, quilombola and LGBTQ2+ communities, and refugees and migrants).
c) Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy and the rule of law.
d) Environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation.
e) Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.
f) Urgent and targeted response in the event of disasters or emerging crises.

All proposed activities must respect the safety measures implemented in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and consider the possibility of more restrictive measures.

Eligible recipients include:
1) Local, national or community-based organization (non-governmental and not-for-profit). 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.
2) innovative projects that deliver measurable results.

The average CFLI contribution is $30,000 (approximately BRL 106,000).

Proposals must be completed in English, French or Portuguese.

The deadline for submission is January 29, 2021, at 23:59. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Applicants are invited to submit a concept note on the proposed project. A group of selected applicants will be contacted and invited to submit a detailed project proposal for final selection. This notice refers to the first stage.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests 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 project and also to train your grant writing skills;
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?
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c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Ressource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities), that will show up, by chronologic order.
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
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!

Jill Langhus
Dec 19, 2020
Dec 19, 2020

Thanks, Ana. Sounds great.

Dec 19, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
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