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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) – Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 22, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 13, 2021
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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.

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All projects must align with at least 1 of the following CFLI thematic priorities:
a) Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
b) Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
c) Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.
d) Human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition.
e) Growth that works for everyone, including women’s economic rights, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, investing in the poorest and most vulnerable, and safeguarding economic gains.
f) Environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management.

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 average CFLI contribution is $15,000 to $30,000 Canadian Dollars for an eligible project.

The deadline for submitting a concept note is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2021 (concept notes submitted after this deadline will not be considered).

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 22
Jan 22

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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 to train your grant writing skills as well;
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e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
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Jill Langhus
Jan 23
Jan 23

This sounds great, Ana. Thanks for sharing.

Jill Langhus
Jan 23
Jan 23

Thanks for sharing.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 23
Jan 23