High Commission of Canada in New Zealand: Seeking Applications for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Deadline: 1 June 2017

The High Commission is seeking applications for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2017-2018 to provide support to small scale, short-term projects in the Pacific by working with local, national and international NGOs and other organisations.

The CFLI focuses on funding projects with long-term, sustainable goals that support and strengthen communities at the local level. Recipient organisations are expected to make a contribution in cash or in kind. The program is widely recognised as making a significant contribution to genuine development and capacity-building in the region.

The program is managed directly by the High Commission of Canada in Wellington, New Zealand for projects in the following Pacific Island countries:

  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu

Funding Information

The majority of projects the High Commission support fall in the Canadian dollars $5,000 to $30,000 range (with a maximum support of $50,000 Canadian dollars).

Thematic Priorities

  • Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality
  • 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
  • Supporting inclusive and green economic growth
  • Promoting action on the environment, including water and climate change
  • Promoting peace and security

For more information, please visit Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.

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