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.
For more information, please visit https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/cfli-fci...