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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) provides modest funding for small-scale, high-impact projects in more than 120 countries eligible for official development assistance (ODA). The CFLI has an annual programming budget of $26.8 million, with projects averaging $31,000 each. Projects are planned and implemented mainly by local organizations, and are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian Embassy or High Commission.

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Background and priorities

The CFLI is a unique fund in that most projects are designed and implemented by small, local civil-society organizations. These organizations understand local needs and priorities and are often best placed to respond to them. This increases the overall impact of projects and strengthens engagement in issues that are important to the prosperity and well-being of local communities.

The CFLI funds approximately 650 projects annually. This includes a range of initiatives from training local election monitors, to improving community resiliency to the effects of climate change, to supporting women’s inclusion in local peace negotiations.

By supporting local groups that may not otherwise qualify for funding from larger donors, the CFLI is also helping local civil-society organizations to flourish and succeed.

CFLI projects focus on issues such as:

The CFLI also provides modest financing for projects in response to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies.

Eligibility requirements

Organizations eligible to apply for CFLI funding include:

Local civil society organizations will receive most of the CFLI funding. Nevertheless, other organizations and institutions listed may also apply for funding if they are working with local partners on local projects that meet CFLI objectives.

The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects that support meaningful change in communities abroad.

Calls for proposals

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StatusCountry/OrganizationCalls
OpenDominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Status: Open

Country: Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

ClosedAlgeria

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Algeria

Status: Closed

Country: Algeria

ClosedArgentina

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Argentina

Status: Closed

Country: Argentina

ClosedArmenia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Armenia

Status: Closed

Country: Armenia

ClosedASEAN

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Status: Closed

Organization: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

ClosedBangladesh

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Bangladesh

Status: Closed

Country: Bangladesh

ClosedBenin

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Benin

Status: Closed

Country: Benin

ClosedBhutan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Bhutan

Status: Closed

Country: Bhutan

ClosedBosnia and Herzegovina

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Status: Closed

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

ClosedBrazil

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Brazil

Status: Closed

Country: Brazil

ClosedBurkina Faso

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Burkina Faso

Status: Closed

Country: Burkina Faso

ClosedCambodia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Cambodia

Status: Closed

Country: Cambodia

ClosedChina

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - China

Status: Closed

Country: China

ClosedCosta Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

Status: Closed

Country: Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

ClosedCôte d'Ivoire

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Côte d'Ivoire

Status: Closed

Country: Côte d'Ivoire

ClosedCuba

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Cuba

Status: Closed

Country: Cuba

ClosedDominican Republic

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Dominican Republic

Status: Closed

Country: Dominican Republic

ClosedEcuador

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Ecuador

Status: Closed

Country: Ecuador

ClosedEl Salvador

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - El Salvador

Status: Closed

Country: El Salvador

ClosedEthiopia, Djibouti, African Union

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Ethiopia, Djibouti, African Union

Status: Closed

Country: Ethiopia, Djibouti, African Union

ClosedFiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu

Status: Closed

Country: Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu

ClosedGhana

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Ghana

Status: Closed

Country: Ghana

ClosedGuatemala and Belize

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Guatemala and Belize

Status: Closed

Country: Guatemala and Belize

ClosedGuyana and Suriname

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Guyana and Suriname

Status: Closed

Country: Guyana and Suriname

ClosedHaiti

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Haiti

Status: Closed

Country: Haiti

ClosedIndonesia and Timor-Leste

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Indonesia and Timor-Leste

Status: Closed

Country: Indonesia and Timor-Leste

ClosedIraq

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Iraq

Status: Closed

Country: Iraq

ClosedJamaica

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Jamaica

Status: Closed

Country: Jamaica

ClosedJordan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Jordan

Status: Closed

Country: Jordan

ClosedKazakhstan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Kazakhstan

Status: Closed

Country: Kazakhstan

ClosedKosovo

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Kosovo

Status: Closed

Country: Kosovo

ClosedKyrgyzstan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Kyrgyzstan

Status: Closed

Country: Kyrgyzstan

ClosedLao People's Democratic Republic

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Lao People's Democratic Republic

Status: Closed

Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic

ClosedLebanon

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Lebanon

Status: Closed

Country: Lebanon

ClosedLesotho

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Lesotho

Status: Closed

Country: Lesotho

ClosedLiberia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Liberia

Status: Closed

Country: Liberia

ClosedLibya

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Libya

Status: Closed

Country: Libya

ClosedMadagascar

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Madagascar

Status: Closed

Country: Madagascar

ClosedMalaysia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Malaysia

Status: Closed

Country: Malaysia

ClosedMaldives

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Maldives

Status: Closed

Country: Maldives

ClosedMarshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

Status: Closed

Country: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

ClosedMauritius

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Mauritius

Status: Closed

Country: Mauritius

ClosedMexico

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Mexico

Status: Closed

Country: Mexico

ClosedMoldova

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Moldova

Status: Closed

Country: Moldova

ClosedMongolia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Mongolia

Status: Closed

Country: Mongolia

ClosedMorocco and Mauritania

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Morocco and Mauritania

Status: Closed

Country: Morocco and Mauritania

ClosedMozambique, Malawi and Eswatini

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Mozambique, Malawi and Eswatini

Status: Closed

Country: Mozambique, Malawi and Eswatini

ClosedMyanmar

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Myanmar

Status: Closed

Country: Myanmar

ClosedNamibia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Namibia

Status: Closed

Country: Namibia

ClosedNepal

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Nepal

Status: Closed

Country: Nepal

ClosedNigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe

Status: Closed

Country: Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe

ClosedOrganization of American States

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Organization of American States (OAS)

Status: Closed

Organization: Organization of American States (OAS)

ClosedPakistan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Pakistan

Status: Closed

Country: Pakistan

ClosedPanama

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Panama

Status: Closed

Country: Panama

ClosedParaguay

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Paraguay

Status: Closed

Country: Paraguay

ClosedPhilippines

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Philippines

Status: Closed

Country: Philippines

ClosedSenegal, Cabo Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Senegal, Cabo Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau

Status: Closed

Country: Senegal, Cabo Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau

ClosedSerbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia

Status: Closed

Country: Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia

ClosedSierra Leone

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Sierra Leone

Status: Closed

Country: Sierra Leone

ClosedSouth Africa

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - South Africa

Status: Closed

Country: South Africa

ClosedSri Lanka

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Sri Lanka

Status: Closed

Country: Sri Lanka

ClosedTajikistan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Tajikistan

Status: Closed

Country: Tajikistan

ClosedThailand

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Thailand

Status: Closed

Country: Thailand

ClosedTogo

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Togo

Status: Closed

Country: Togo

ClosedTunisia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Tunisia

Status: Closed

Country: Tunisia

ClosedTurkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan

Status: Closed

Country: Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan

ClosedUzbekistan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Uzbekistan

Status: Closed

Country: Uzbekistan

ClosedVenezuela

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Venezuela

Status: Closed

Country: Venezuela

ClosedVietnam

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Vietnam

Status: Closed

Country: Vietnam

ClosedWest Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem

Status: Closed

Country: West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem

ClosedZimbabwe, Botswana, Angola

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola

Status: Closed

Country: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola

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