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Apply for funding through an unsolicited proposal

Process updated in February 2023

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 your unsolicited proposal.

Before you submit, check that:

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 not registered in Partners@International:

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

Upload documents to the 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 (*Please note that this time frame could be longer for concept notes that include an innovative finance or repayable contribution component). The response will either indicate:

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