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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – South Sudan (2024)

Current status of the call for proposals: Closed

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

The Embassy of Canada in South Sudan 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. The average CFLI contribution is $30,000 to $40,000 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

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:

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 the following CFLI thematic priorities:
(1) Local responses to the re-settlement of South Sudanese returnees from the Sudan crisis.
(2) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and
(3) Democracy/civic space/enabling environment, including elections.

More specifically, projects should focus on supporting enterprises or individuals to become more competitive and innovative while addressing cross-cutting issues of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Gender-based analysis

In 2017, Canada adopted its Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) 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 the GBA 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:

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