Embassy of Canada for Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras launched Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Deadline: 29 March 2019

The Embassy of Canada for Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras has launched its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) that is designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, 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. 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.

Thematic Areas

All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:

  • Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, including addressing sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Respect for Diversity, with a focus on refugees/migrants, LGBTIQ+ populations and ethnic minorities.

Funding Criteria

The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:

  • administrative and overhead costs specifically related to the project (these should not exceed 20% of the total CFLI contribution);
  • capital and/or operating expenditures related to the lease and/or purchase and/or building of infrastructure;
  • installation, maintenance, shipping and/or transportation costs, including fuel, computers and communication devices;
  • civic education costs;
  • conference and event expenditures;
  • hospitality costs, excluding alcoholic beverages;
  • training and capacity building expenditures;
  • costs of services received by recipients;
  • outreach, communication and information dissemination costs;
  • environmental assessment costs;
  • advocacy and lobbying related costs;
  • legal costs;
  • accounting costs;
  • medical costs;
  • publishing costs;
  • radio and television broadcast fees;
  • facilities and equipment rental charges;
  • research-related costs;
  • salary costs relating to the project;
  • security costs;
  • translation and interpretation fees;
  • domestic travel expenses, using lowest fares possible but not exceeding full fare economy class
  • lease or rental of vehicles;
  • vehicle and equipment operation, installation and/or maintenance;
  • website development and related costs; and
  • miscellaneous expenses integral to the project

Eligibility Criteria

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;
  • 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.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

For more information, please visit https://international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/cfli-fcil/2019/costa_rica_nicaragua_honduras.aspx?lang=eng#spa

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