The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – South Sudan

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

The Embassy of Canada South Sudan 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 $20,000 to $30,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD$30,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI). Consult the currency converter for US Dollar equivalents. Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to US Dollars.

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. 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:

COVID-19 Crisis

For 2020-21, the CFLI can also 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 – SOUTH SUDAN– 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):

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 project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:

The following costs are not eligible for CFLI funding:

How to apply

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