Updated May 21, 2020CLOSED

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) - Benin

The CFLI is 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.
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CLOSEDMay 29, 2020Deadline
$14,350 - $17,937Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasGender
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Eligible recipients include:
Local, national or community-based organization (non-governmental and not-for-profit)
Local municipal, regional or national government institution or agency of the recipient country
Local academic institution
Canadian organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities
International or regional organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities
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.

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of Funds
The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:
accounting costs
administrative and overhead costs related to the project (overhead should not exceed 15% of total CFLI contribution)
advocacy and lobbying related costs
capital and/or operating expenditures related to the lease and/or purchase and/or building of infrastructure
civic education costs
conference and event expenditures
costs of services received by recipients
domestic travel expenses, using lowest fares possible but not exceeding full fare economy class
environmental assessment costs
facilities and equipment rental charges
hospitality costs, excluding alcoholic beverages
installation, maintenance, shipping and/or transportation costs, including fuel, computers and communication devices
lease or rental of vehicles
legal costs
medical costs
miscellaneous expenses integral to the project
outreach, communication and information dissemination costs
publishing costs
radio and television broadcast fees
research-related costs
salary costs relating to the project
security costs
training and capacity building expenditures
translation and interpretation fees
vehicle and equipment operation, installation and/or maintenance
website development and related costs
The following costs are NOT eligible for CFLI funding:
assistance to military or paramilitary organizations
core funding
direct fiscal support to a government
expenses incurred prior to the signing of the contribution agreement, or after it expires
luxury goods
nuclear technologies and facilities

Application Directions

Proposals should be submitted electronically to the following email: OUAGA@international.gc.ca, with subject “Application for CFLI 2020-2021 funding for Benin.”


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