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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Brazil (2023)

Current status of the call for proposals: Closed

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

Application deadline extended to January 23, 2023 at 23:59.

The Embassy of Canada in Brazil 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. 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 CAD $ 30,000 Canadian Dollars per eligible project. Please 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 at the prevailing applicable rate. 

How to apply

Organizations Eligible to Apply for Canada Fund Funding

Eligible recipients are limited to:

Thematic priorities

All projects must produce concrete, tangible and lasting results and be aligned with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:

All proposed activities must respect the measures implemented in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and consider the possibility of implementing the project taking into account more restrictive measures.

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 concerned; women and other individuals who work for civil society organizations and who 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:

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