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Embassy of Canada in China launches Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2020

Embassy of Canada in China launches Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2020

Deadline: 13 April 2020

The Embassy of Canada in China has launched 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 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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Funding Information

The average CFLI contribution is in the range of $10,000 -$40,000 Canadian Dollars.

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Note: All contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the local currency.

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, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition, including the response of local non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations to coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
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.
Eligibility Criteria

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

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