Canada Fund for Local Initiatives: Respect for Diversity & Human Rights

Deadline: 29 July 2016

The Embassy of Canada to Senegal is seeking applicants for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in order to strengthen Canada’s relationships with civil society and local communities and to build networks of contacts in countries around the world.

Canada has funded modest projects proposed and implemented by local NGOs and other grassroots organizations such as village councils, cooperatives and women’s groups through the CFLI.

Project activities can begin on the date of the signing of the contribution agreement. All activities must be completed at the latest by February 28, 2017.

Priority Areas

  • Championing inclusive and accountable governance, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity, and human rights
  • Promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
  • Addressing climate change and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • Stimulating sustainable and green economic growth
  • Promoting stability and security

Funding Information

  • The average contribution is expected to be in the range of CAD $10,000-$25,000 for each individual project.
  • Larger projects may be considered on an exceptional basis.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Fund is open to applications from international and regional organizations, as well as local, regional and national governments.
  • The majority of CFLI funding is directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other organizations working at the local level.
  • Partners may be local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), village or neighborhood associations, community organizations, etc.

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted electronically via given website.

For information, please visit Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.


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