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Apply for funding through an unsolicited proposal



Since September 1, 2019, to apply for development funding, organizations must have a code of conduct in place to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse. Find our approach and expectations at: Sexual exploitation and abuse in international development.

There are two ways to apply for funding for an international development project:

How to submit an unsolicited application for funding

1. Make sure your project idea is in line with Global Affairs Canada’s priorities

There are many more needs and requests for support than any one donor can fund. We only fund select initiatives that strongly align with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and program priorities.

Before you decide to apply:

2. Funding tools

Review the following guidance:

3. Prepare your application

Your application package must include:

  1. A concept note
  2. Signed financial statements for your organization’s two most recently completed financial years (allowing for a three-year trend analysis)
    • Audited financial statements are preferred
      • Other financial statements may be accepted such as:
        • review engagement
        • compilation engagement/Notice to reader
        • internal
      • The reliability of the information in the financial statements (the extent to which an external auditor was involved) may have an impact on the assessed risk of working with your organization
        • Financial statements provided must pertain to your organization, not to specific projects you have managed
  3. Organization Attestation (PDF, 105KB - Help: Opening PDFs on your computer), signed by your organization’s Chief Financial Officer
    • This form must be completed and signed before weassess[HMdP(4]  your unsolicited proposal.

Double-check your documents before you submit:

4. Submit your application through the Partners@International portal

You must submit your application for funding through the Partners@International portal. The portal will automatically save and track your submission. Applications sent to individuals outside the portal are not considered submitted.

If your organization is registered in the Partners@International portal:

If your organization is not registered in Partners@International:

Upload documents to Partners@International portal

Press the “Submit” button on your proposal in Partners@International after uploading all documents.

5. Review the response

You should receive a response within two months of submitting your application. The response will either indicate:

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