Deadline: 10 April 2020
The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian embassy or high commission. The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries and their civil societies, by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavours.
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All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:
- gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
- inclusive governance, including
- diversity (with a focus on indigenous population, LGBTIQ+ population and migrants/refugees);
- human rights (with a focus on forced internal displacement, human rights defenders, enforced disappearance, journalists and freedom of expression);
- the rule of law (with a focus on transparency and corruption).
- peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace (with a focus on youths and crime, crime reduction and the professionalization of police forces).
- human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition (with a focus on health).
- growth that works for everyone, including women’s economic rights, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, investing in the poorest and most vulnerable, and safeguarding economic gains.
- environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management.
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- The average CFLI contribution is $25,000 to $28,000 Canadian Dollars.
- Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the local currency.
The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:
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- accounting costs
- administrative and overhead costs related to the project (overhead should not exceed 15% of total CFLI contribution)
- advocacy and lobbying related costs
- capital and/or operating expenditures related to the lease and/or purchase and/or building of infrastructure
- civic education costs
- conference and event expenditures
- costs of services received by recipients
- domestic travel expenses, using lowest fares possible but not exceeding full fare economy class
- environmental assessment costs
- facilities and equipment rental charges
- hospitality costs, excluding alcoholic beverages
- installation, maintenance, shipping and/or transportation costs, including fuel, computers and communication devices
- lease or rental of vehicles
- legal costs
- medical costs
- miscellaneous expenses integral to the project
- outreach, communication and information dissemination costs
- publishing costs
- radio and television broadcast fees
- research-related costs
- salary costs relating to the project
- security costs
- training and capacity building expenditures
- translation and interpretation fees
- vehicle and equipment operation, installation and/or maintenance
- website development and related costs
The following project costs are not eligible for CFLI funding:
- assistance to military or paramilitary organizations
- core funding
- direct fiscal support to a government
- expenses incurred prior to the signing of the contribution agreement, or after it expires
- luxury goods
- nuclear technologies and facilities
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Eligible recipients include:
- 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;
- Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities.
The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other institutions working at the local level. Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations may be eligible for funding, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects that are consistent with the objectives of the CFLI. The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects that deliver measurable results.
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For more information, visit https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/cfli-fcil/2020/mexico-mexique.aspx?lang=eng