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Funding opportunities for international assistance

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Current and upcoming funding opportunities

Global Affairs Canada has multiple funding processes for international assistance. They are open to applicants that meet eligibility criteria. Consult each funding opportunity for more information.


Funding opportunityStatusApplication closing dateGeographic focusOrganization eligibility
Renewed Women’s Voice and Leadership – Tanzania – Funding opportunity by invitation onlyOpen2024-08-13TanzaniaBy invitation only
Renewed Women’s Voice and Leadership-Somalia – Funding opportunity by invitation onlyOpen2024-08-08SomaliaBy invitation only
Renewed Women’s Voice and Leadership – Senegal – Funding opportunity by invitation onlyOpen2024-08-01SenegalBy invitation only
Scaling up Women and Youth's Participation in the Labour Force in JordanUpcoming – July 2024N/AJordanCanadian and Jordanian organizations
Apply for funding through an unsolicited proposalApplications accepted on an ongoing basis

*Process updated in February 2023
N/AAll ODA-eligible countriesNon-governmental or private sector organizations
Innovative Finance ProgramsApplications accepted on an ongoing basis for certain ProgramsN/AAll ODA-eligible countriesVarious (see page for details)
Canada’s climate and biodiversity financeApplications accepted on an ongoing basisN/AAll ODA-eligible countriesVarious (see page for details)
Canada Fund for Local InitiativesVaries according to country (see page for details)VariousVariousVarious
Requests for Proposals – Contract opportunities(Visit CanadaBuys)

Closed funding opportunities

Funding OpportunityApplication closing dateStatus / Results
Addressing the root causes of irregular migration through economic empowerment in Honduras2024-04-24We are currently assessing concept notes.
Strengthening Civil Society and Democratic Spaces in the Indo-Pacific2023-11-28N/A
Health Data and Results Initiative2023-08-30N/A
Resilient Health Systems for All2023-06-29N/A
International Youth Internship Program2023-03-01N/A
Indigenous Peoples Partnering for Climate2023-02-08N/A
Action for Paid Care Workers Initiative2023-01-26N/A
Trade facilitation under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement2022-09-12N/A
Human Resources in Health2022-03-22N/A
One Health at the Community Level2022-04-12N/A
Enhancing Food Security and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa2022-05-04N/A
Sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls in Democratic Republic of Congo2022-05-31N/A
Support to Inclusive Governance in Ukraine2021-11-18

Due to the current situation in Ukraine, the Support for Inclusive Governance call has been cancelled.

Development Impact Window—Canadian Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation2021-09-22N/A
Call for Concept Notes - Education for Refugee and Displaced Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa2021-04-14N/A
Call for Concept Notes – Canadian International Development Scholarships Program 2021-20292020-11-19N/A
Call for proposals – Health and Rights for Women, Adolescent girls and Children2019-10-10N/A
2019 Call for Concept Notes - Development Impact Window - Canadian Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation2019-07-10Selected Projects
Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the Partnership for Gender Equality2019-01-31N/A
Call for proposals – Volunteer Cooperation Program2019-02-20Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP)
Call for proposals – Dismantling Barriers and Improving the Quality of Education for Women and Girls in Fragile, Conflict and Crisis Situations2019-02-13Canada announces support to improve access to quality education for women and girls in fragile, conflict and crisis situations

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