The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Guatemala and Belize

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

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The Embassy of Canada to Guatemala and High Commission to Belize is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The deadline to apply is April 22 of 2021. For documents and instructions, please follow our social media accounts or send us a message:

Program Description

 The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with Canada’s Foreign Policy objectives and thematic priority areas for engagement. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. In Guatemala and Belize, the projects are selected and approved by the Canadian Embassy and High Commission, following the guidance provided by Global Affairs Canada.  The CFLI also contributes to strengthening Canada’s bilateral relations with Guatemala and Belize by contributing to civil society initiatives that support local priorities.

Organizations eligible to apply for CFLI funding

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.

Eligible recipients include:

Thematic priorities

It is expected that all projects align with at least one of the following thematic priorities that are consistent with Canada’s Foreign Policy:

Gender-based analysis

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy advances 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 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 a proposal. 

Eligible costs

The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:

The following costs are not eligible for CFLI funding:

Fondo Canadá para Iniciativas Locales en Guatemala y Belice

La Embajada de Canadá en Guatemala y la Alta Comisión en Belice se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento de su llamado anual para presentar propuestas de proyecto al Fondo Canadá para Iniciativas Locales (FCIL). La fecha límite para presentar sus propuestas es el 22 de abril, 2021. Para ver las instrucciones y recibir el formulario visite nuestras redes sociales o escríbannos a este correo electrónico:

Para ver documentos e instrucciones sígannos en nuestras redes sociales,

El FCIL es un programa diseñado para apoyar proyectos de pequeña escala y alto impacto en países en vías de desarrollo. Estos proyectos deben estar enfocados a responder a por lo menos una de las prioridades definidas por el Gobierno de Canadá, las cuales se describen más adelante.

El programa está dirigido a proyectos concebidos y diseñados predominantemente por socios locales. Los proyectos son seleccionados y aprobados por la Embajada de Canadá, siguiendo la orientación proporcionada por Global Affairs Canada. El FCIL también contribuye a fortalecer las relaciones bilaterales entre Canadá al contribuir a las iniciativas de la sociedad civil que apoyan las prioridades locales.

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