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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
Resilient Health Systems for AllOpenThursday, June 29th 2023, at 12h (noon), Eastern TimeLow and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. A minimum of 50% of funding through this call will focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.This Call is open to Canadian organizations. Proposals submitted jointly with a local organization will be given preference.
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 and climate 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

Closed funding opportunities

Funding OpportunityApplication closing dateResults
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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