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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (Guinea-Bissau)

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (Guinea-Bissau)


Deadline: 29-Apr-21

The Embassy of Canada in Senegal is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for Guinea-Bissau to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement.

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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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Thematic Priorities

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
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The average CFLI contribution is $30,000 to 60,000 Canadian Dollars.
Eligible Costs

The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:

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 charges,
equipment rental, and/or purchase (only when the purchase is required to meet project objectives, reflects good value for money, and the recipient has a strong care-and-maintenance plan in place for equipment sustainability),
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, including stipends, 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
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The following costs are not eligible for CFLI funding:

nuclear technologies and facilities,
assistance to military or paramilitary organizations,
gifts,
luxury goods,
direct fiscal support to a government,
seed funding and/or microfinance,
core funding or recurrent costs of an organization
expenses incurred prior to the signing of the contribution agreement, or after it expires.
Gender-based Analysis

In 2017, Canada adopted its Feminist International Assistance Policy to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world. In alignment with this policy, the CFLI project application process now requires a gender-based analysis (GBA). The purpose of this change is to enhance the gender equality outcomes of the CFLI program.
A GBA will require applicants to:
consider how women, girls, men, and boys are affected differently by the problem their project is aiming to address, ensuring, at the same time, that the project does not cause harm
consult women and/or girls in the development of their project proposal
ensure that the views of those women and/or girls inform the project’s design
Note- Consultations can include, but are not limited to, speaking to women and girls from the local community, women and other individuals who work for civil society organizations that have worked in the local community and female and male decision and change makers who have knowledge of the local community.

Establishing Knowledge Based Career Counselling Centres for Students
Reducing Road Traffic Deaths and Injuries by Building Knowledge and Capacity of Youth
Provide Family and Community Support for Orphaned Children
Proposal to create awareness and stand against Cyberbullying
Integrated Business Development Services for Economic Security of Socially Excluded Women
Promotion of Sustainable Water Management of Urban Water Resources
Solid Waste Management through Recycling and Reuse
Increase Community Awareness on the Prevention and Spread of the COVID 19
Enhancing Capacity of Women to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence
Restore Hope to HIV Positive Women through Modern Goat Rearing and Management
Tackling Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Production in Nigeria
Health Awareness Project to Prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C among Youth
Information Awareness Project
Establish Elderly Support Multi Service Centers for the Support and Welfare of Senior Citizens
Project to improve livelihoods of Rural Women through Beekeeping

Inadequate completion of a GBA may affect the consideration of your proposal.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible recipients include:

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Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations,
Local academic institutions working on local projects,
International non-governmental organizations working on local development activities,
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. 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/2021/guinea_bissau-guinee_bissau.aspx?lang=eng

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