Canadian funding for international development projects

Learn about the Government of Canada's funding opportunities for Canadian and international partners that work to reduce poverty in developing countries.

Canada’s International Climate Finance Program: Decisions about possible partnerships or funding opportunities will be made in the context of broader investment planning. We aim to clearly communicate requirements and expectations for the program by Spring 2022.


Services and information

Apply through a call

Find out about funding opportunities for international development initiatives.


Access the open calls, the upcoming calls, the closed calls and the results from past calls.

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives aims to support small projects put forward and implemented by local organizations in developing countries.

Innovative finance programs

Information on the International Assistance Innovation Program and Sovereign Loans Program.

Apply for funding through an unsolicited proposal

Find applications and guidelines for applying for Canadian international development funding.

Apply to other sources of funding

Find information on the International Development Research Centre and Canadian suppliers.

Funding guidance

Find resources to help you design and implement international development programs and projects.

Funding processes for international assistance

Find information on the different programming mechanisms used for international assistance.

Guidance on eligibility of COVID-19 potential costs

Temporary eligible expenses and flexible measures to ease the delivery of Development assistance projects we fund.

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