Submit Applications for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Ukraine

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Deadline: 24 June 2019

The Embassy of Canada in Ukraine has launched its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

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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.

The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries and their civil societies, by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavors.

Thematic Priorities

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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, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
  • peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.
  • 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.

Canada Fund projects must conform to the principles of results-based management and incorporate the fundamentals of gender equality.   As such, projects must clearly outline the project’s expected results and resources required. Projects should also provide basic indicators (measures) that will be used to track progress towards the achievement of results. Projects will be expected to provide an Interim Report, showing the progress towards the results they identified in the application and the Final Report at the end of the Project.

Funding Information

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The average CFLI contribution is $5 000 to $35 000 Canadian Dollars (CAD $50,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a one-year project eligible under CFLI; for a two-year project, the maximum is CAD $100,000). Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the Ukrainian Hryvnia.

Two-year Programming

Projects spanning two fiscal years (April 2019 to March 2021) may be permitted depending on the project objectives and the complexity of activities.

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Eligible Organizations

  • In order to qualify for a Canada Fund contribution, applicants must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:
    • Be an established Ukrainian local community group or organization, namely:
      • Local academic institutions working on local projects;
      • Local NGO, community and non-profit organizations;
      • International, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities;
      • Municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies working on local projects, and
      • Canadian non-governmental and non-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities through a local office.
    • Be prepared to submit all relevant registration documents issued by Ukrainian state authorities;
    • Have an active bank account at a Ukrainian financial institution and be prepared to submit information about it together with the application form;
    • Submit a completed funding application (together with the Budget) in the form stipulated by the Embassy of Canada;
    • Be able to demonstrate a tangible benefit to the target group.
  • 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 can be eligible for funding, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects that are consistent with the objectives of the CFLI. Similarly, municipal, regional or national government institutions may receive funding, provided that their projects are essentially local in nature. The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects, which deliver measurable results.
  • All Canada Fund initiatives must publicize the project’s results through the local media and commit to disseminating the results to other communities and regions. Recipients will be under commitment to acknowledge Canadian contribution in any public reference to the project such as but not limited to announcements, interviews, speeches, press releases, publications, signage, websites and social networks, advertising and promotional materials and advertising.

How to Apply

To obtain an application form or for questions about the application process, please contact the CFLI Coordinator by email at the address given on the website.

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