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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
OpenUkraine

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Ukraine (2024)

Status: Open

Country(s): Ukraine

OpenArmenia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Armenia (2024)

Status: Open

Country(s): Armenia

OpenUnited Nations in New York

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – United Nations in New York (2024)

Status: Open

Country(s): United Nations in New York

OpenKosovo

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Kosovo (2024)

Status: Open

Country(s): Kosovo

OpenDemocratic Republic of Congo

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Democratic Republic of Congo (2024)

Status: Open

Country(s): Democratic Republic of Congo

OpenRepublic of Congo

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Republic of Congo (2024)

Status: Open

Country(s): Republic of Congo

ClosedEswatini

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Eswatini (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Eswatini

ClosedAngola

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Angola (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Angola

ClosedMozambique

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Mozambique (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Mozambique

OpenHaiti

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Haiti(2024)

Status: Open

Country(s): Haiti

OpenAlgeria

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Algeria (2024)

Status: Open

Country(s): Algeria

ClosedWest Bank

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – West Bank (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): West Bank

ClosedGaza

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Gaza (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Gaza

ClosedEast Jerusalem

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – East Jerusalem (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): East Jerusalem

OpenMoldova

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Moldova (2024)

Status: Open

Country(s): Moldova

OpenJamaica

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Jamaica (2024)

Status: Open

Country(s): Jamaica

ClosedPakistan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Pakistan (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Pakistan

ClosedCôte d'Ivoire

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Côte d'Ivoire (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Côte d'Ivoire

ClosedLiberia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Liberia (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Liberia

ClosedCosta Rica

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Costa Rica (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Costa Rica

ClosedNicaragua

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Nicaragua (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Nicaragua

ClosedHonduras

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Honduras (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Honduras

ClosedNigeria

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Nigeria (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Nigeria

ClosedEquatorial Guinea

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Equatorial Guinea (2024)

Status: Closedn

Country(s): Equatorial Guinea

ClosedSao Tome and Principe

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Sao Tome and Principe (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Sao Tome and Principe

ClosedDominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (2024)

Status: Closed

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

ClosedZimbabwe

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Zimbabwe (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Zimbabwe

ClosedBotswana

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Botswana (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Botswana

ClosedMalawi

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Malawi (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Malawi

ClosedBangladesh

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Bangladesh (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Bangladesh

ClosedBenin

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Benin (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Benin

ClosedBurkina Faso

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Burkina Faso (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Burkina Faso

ClosedMorocco

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Morocco (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Morocco

ClosedTürkiye, Azerbaijan, and Georgia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Türkiye, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Türkiye, Azerbaijan, Georgia

ClosedMexico

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Mexico (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Mexico

ClosedSouth Sudan

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

Status: Closed

Country(s): South Sudan

ClosedGhana

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Ghana (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Ghana

ClosedSierra Leone

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Sierra Leone (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Sierra Leone

ClosedTogo

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Togo (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Togo

ClosedASEAN

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – ASEAN (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): ASEAN

ClosedMyanmar

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Myanmar (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Myanmar

ClosedSerbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia

ClosedEgypt

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Egypt (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Egypt

ClosedBrazil

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Brazil (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Brazil

ClosedIndonesia and Timor-Leste

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Indonesia and Timor-Leste (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Indonesia, Timor-Leste

ClosedVenezuela

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Venezuela (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Venezuela

ClosedCabo Verde

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Cabo Verde (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Cabo Verde

ClosedSenegal

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Senegal (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Senegal

ClosedThe Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau

ClosedJordan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Jordan (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Jordan

ClosedMalaysia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Malaysia (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s):Malaysia

ClosedMongolia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Mongolia (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Mongolia

ClosedKazakhstan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Kazakhstan (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Kazakhstan

ClosedKyrgyzstan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Kyrgyzstan (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Kyrgyzstan

ClosedTajikistan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Tajikistan (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Tajikistan

ClosedTurkmenistan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Turkmenistan (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Turkmenistan

ClosedUzbekistan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Uzbekistan (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Uzbekistan

ClosedIndia, Nepal and Bhutan

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – India, Nepal and Bhutan (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): India, Nepal and Bhutan

ClosedMicronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

ClosedPanama

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Panama (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Panama

ClosedCuba

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Cuba (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Cuba

ClosedPhilippines

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Philippines (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Philippines

ClosedDominican Republic

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Dominican Republic (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Dominican Republic

ClosedTanzania

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Tanzania (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Tanzania

ClosedColombia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Colombia (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Colombia

ClosedSamoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati

ClosedVietnam

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Vietnam (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Vietnam

ClosedEcuador

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Ecuador (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Ecuador

ClosedLaos

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Laos (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Laos

ClosedCambodia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Cambodia (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Cambodia

ClosedThailand

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Thailand (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Thailand

ClosedLesotho

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Lesotho (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Lesotho

ClosedMadagascar

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Madagascar (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Madagascar

ClosedMauritius

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Mauritius (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Mauritius

ClosedNamibia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Namibia (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Namibia

ClosedSouth Africa

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

Status: Closed

Country(s): South Africa

ClosedZambia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Zambia (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Zambia

ClosedEthiopia, Djibouti

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Ethiopia and Djibouti (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Ethiopia, Djibouti

ClosedGuyana, Suriname

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Guyana and Suriname (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Guyana, Suriname

ClosedParaguay

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Paraguay (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Paraguay

ClosedArgentina

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Argentina (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Argentina

ClosedMaldives

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Maldives (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Maldives

ClosedSri Lanka

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Sri Lanka (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Sri Lanka

ClosedRwanda, Burundi

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Rwanda and Burundi (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): Rwanda, Burundi

ClosedEl Salvador

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – El Salvador (2024)

Status: Closed

Country(s): El Salvador

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