Updated Apr 01, 2019CLOSED

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Republic of Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Offered by Global Affairs Canada

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
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CLOSEDApr 22, 2019Deadline
$5,000 - $30,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
CountryPapua New Guinea, Palau, Nauru, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
Focus AreasDemocracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Gender Equity (Gender)
Economic Empowerment (Gender)
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:

  • gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;

  • inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law;

  • environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management;

  • peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace;

  • human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition;

  • 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.

Eligible recipients include:

  • local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations;

  • local academic institutions working on local projects;

  • international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities;

  • municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects, and

  • Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are 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.

Application Directions

Proposals should be submitted electronically to the following email: cnbracanadafund@international.gc.ca

To obtain an application form or for questions about the application process, please contact the CFLI Coordinator by email at cnbracanadafund@international.gc.ca
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