Canada Fund for Local Initiatives Open for Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu
Deadline: 21 February 2020
The High Commission of Canada in New Zealand is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) in the following countries:
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Republic of Fiji
Republic of Kiribati
Independent State of Samoa
Kingdom of Tonga
The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale but high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand. 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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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
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
environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management
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The average CFLI contribution is $5,000 to $30,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD$50,000 is the standard maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI).
Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to local currency.
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Eligible recipients include:
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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
Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities
The majority of CFLI funding is 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 can 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 or national government institutions may receive funding, provided that their projects are essentially local in nature. Project proposals with regional reach will be eligible for the CFLI when relevant.
How to Apply
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Stage 1: Concept Notes
Submit a concept note (no longer than 2 pages) outlining expected achievements, main activities and potential risks.
Get the concept note template from the CFLI Coordinator by sending an email at the address given on the website.
Stage 2: Application Form
Selected applicants will be contacted in mid-March to complete an application form with a detailed budget with a two-week deadline.
Projects must be completed between the date of signature of the Contribution Agreement and February 28, 2021.
For more information, visit https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/cfli-fcil/2020/new_zealand-nouvelle_zelande.aspx?lang=eng