The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Morocco

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

The Embassy of Canada to Morocco is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

Program Description

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 for Morocco is $10,000 to $20,000 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

General Information

For more information on the types of activities and costs that are eligible for CFLI funding, please refer to the list of CFLI approved activities and costs.

Applications will be assessed for approval on their merits by a selection committee.

Budgets should detail the proposed activities and associated costs. The more detailed the budget, the easier it will be for the selection committee to assess.

Due to the large number of applicants, only the successful candidates will be contacted.

Project applications are kept on file at missions in accordance with Global Affairs Canada’s information management policies. 

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.

Feminist approach and 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 requires a gender-based analysis (GBA). The purpose of this change is to enhance the gender equality outcomes of the CFLI program.

Projects must be designed and delivered using a feminist approach, with the objective of promoting and strengthening gender equality. Women should not only be beneficiaries, but also decision makers, in the project’s development.

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.

Thematic priorities 

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

COVID-19 Crisis 

For 2020-21, the CFLI can be used to fund projects that aim to respond to the complex COVID-19 crisis. To be considered for funding, the project proposal must meet one of the CFLI Thematic Priorities. Additionally, applicants must clearly explain how the project intends to help local efforts to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the COVID-19 crisis in ‘Section B Project Narrative’ section of the application form. When emailing your application, please use the subject line: CFLI proposal – MOROCCO – COVID19-ORGANIZATON NAME.

Some examples of possible CFLI COVID-19 projects

Please note these are only examples, other types of projects that support preparation for, response to and recovery from the COVID crisis will be considered.

Eligible costs

The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:

The following costs are not eligible for CFLI funding:

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