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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Mexico

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Mexico

Deadline: 10 April 2020

The Embassy of Canada in Mexico is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

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The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects, 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.

Thematic Priorities

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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 (with a focus on indigenous population, LGBTIQ+ population and migrants/refugees);
human rights (with a focus on forced internal displacement, human rights defenders, enforced disappearance, journalists and freedom of expression);
the rule of law (with a focus on transparency and corruption).
peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace (with a focus on youths and crime, crime reduction and the professionalization of police forces).
human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition (with a focus on health).
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.
environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management.
Funding Information

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The average CFLI contribution is $25,000 to $28,000 Canadian Dollars.
Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the local currency.
Eligible Costs

The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:

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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 project 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
Eligibility Criteria

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

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For more information, visit https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/cfli-fcil/2020/mexico-mexique.aspx?lang=eng

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