The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkmenistan

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

The Embassy of Canada in Ankarais 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 communities, 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 $40,000 Canadian Dollars. Larger projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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

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:

A greater emphasis will be placed on local projects, especially those conducted outside of major cities. Moreover, exceptionally for this cycle, there will be a new emphasis on the priority of “human dignity, covering health” to address COVID-19 response and recovery, especially those projects linking COVID-19 responsealongside any other 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.

For more information on the priority themes for Canada’s international assistance, please consult Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Eligible costs

The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:

The following costs are not eligible for CFLI funding:

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