Submit Applications for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – ASEAN
Deadline: 22 May 2019
The Mission of Canada to ASEAN has launched its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).
The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries that 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.
All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:
- gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;
- peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace; and
- environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management.
The average CFLI contribution is Can$10,000 to Can$40,000. Can$100,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI. Consult this currency converter for local currency equivalents. Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the local currency.
- 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 working on local development activities.
- The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil societyorganizations (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 their projects are essentially local in nature. The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects that deliver measurable results.
How to Apply
To obtain an application form or for further inquiries about the application process, please email the CFLI Coordinator at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, and Canada.
For more information, please visit this link.