Call for Proposals: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2017-2018

Deadline: 9 June 2017

The Embassy of Canada in Thailand and Canada’s Diplomatic Offices in Cambodia and Laos are seeking proposals for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

The CFLI is a targeted small-grants program, directly managed by the Embassy of Canada in Thailand, designed to fund visible, high impact, results-oriented projects. In general, CFLI projects are locally designed and implemented, making the program highly responsive to local needs and interests.

Thematic Priorities

  • Cambodia: The CFLI thematic priorities for Cambodia in 2017-2018 are:
    • Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality
    • Championing human rights, inclusive and accountable governance, democracy, peaceful pluralism, and respect for diversity
    • Promoting peace and security
  • Laos: The CFLI thematic priorities for Laos in 2017-2018 are:
    • Promoting human development, specifically in the areas of health, nutrition, and education
    • Championing human rights, inclusive and accountable governance, democracy, peaceful pluralism, and respect for diversity
    • Promoting action on the environment, including water and climate change
  • Thailand: The CFLI thematic priorities for Thailand in 2017-2018 are:
    • Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality
    • Championing human rights, inclusive and accountable governance, democracy, peaceful pluralism, and respect for diversity
    • Promoting action on the environment, including water and climate change

Funding Information

The average CFLI contribution is C$15,000 to C$30,000 Canadian Dollars (C$50,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a project).

Eligibility Criteria

The following organisations and institutions are eligible to submit a proposal for a project to be carried out in Cambodia, Laos or Thailand:

  • local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations,
  • local academic institutions working on local projects,
  • international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities,
  • municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects, and
  • Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities through a local office.

The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) working in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted electronically at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Cambodia, Laos and Thailand

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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