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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) – Ghana

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 4, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 20, 2021
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The High Commission of Canada in Ghana is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), a program designed 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.

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.

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Eligible recipients include:
1. Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations;
2. Local academic institutions working on local projects;
3. International non-governmental organizations working on local development activities;
4. Intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities;
5. Municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects; and
6. Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities.

All projects must align with the following CFLI thematic priorities:
a) Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law; projects must seek to promote, protect or both promote and protect human rights;
b) Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace; projects must focus on the participation of women in promoting sustainable peace and security.

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

The average CFLI contribution is between $30,000 and $40,000 Canadian dollars.

Proposals must be completed in English or French.

The deadline for submission is June 21, 2021 at 23:59 GMT.

Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Due to the large number of applicants, only the successful candidates will be contacted.

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

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 04
Jun 04

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 Resources section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jun 05
Jun 05

Thanks a lot for sharing with us. It is interesting to acroghana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 06
Jun 06

Stay tuned here for many other opportunities - and also consider my Friendly Reminders...
Best regards.

Jill Langhus
Jun 07
Jun 07

Thanks, Ana!