The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - China

The deadline for submitting a proposal has now passed. Thank you for your interest.

Program description

The Embassy of Canada in China is pleased to launch 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, 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.

The average CFLI contribution is in the range of $10,000 -$40,000 Canadian Dollars. Consult the currency converter for local currency equivalents. Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the local currency.

How to apply

Organizations eligible to apply for CFLI funding

Eligible recipients include:

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.

Thematic priorities

All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:

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:

Note that 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.

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

Eligible costs

The following costs are not eligible for CFLI funding:




加拿大资助地方活动基金项目(简称为CFLI或加拿大基金),提供小额赠款,以支持发展中国家的小型但影响重大的项目。这些项目符合加拿大全球事务部 注的优先主题。该基金主要针对当地合作伙伴构想和设计的项目,被资助项目由加拿大驻华大使馆选择以及审批。与此同时,通过深化接触和支持当地项目,加拿大资助地方活动基金帮助支持加拿大与受援国及其民间社会之间的积极双边关系。

CFLI的平均资助基金为$10,000-$40,000 加元。请参阅货币转换器以获取当地货币等值 请注意,所有捐款均以加元支付,然后转换为当地货币。




CFLI的大部分资金将用于当地民间社会组织(包括非政府组织)和其他在当地工作的机构。其他实体,如国际、政府间、多边和区域组织也有资格获得资助,前提是它们与当地合作伙伴合作,同时合作的项目符合CFLI的目标。同样,市政、区域或国家政府机构也可以获得资金,前提是其项目本质上是归属于当地的。 CFLI一直在寻求资助可以产生可衡量结果的创新型项目。











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