The CFLI is a program 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 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.
All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:
- 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.
- Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
- Human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition.
- The average CFLI contribution is $30,000 to $50,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD $50,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI).
The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:
- 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 charges,
- Equipment rental, and/or purchase (only when the purchase is required to meet project objectives, reflects good value for money, and the recipient has a strong care-and-maintenance plan in place for equipment sustainability),
- 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, including stipends, 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 costs are not eligible for CFLI funding:
- Nuclear technologies and facilities
- Assistance to military or paramilitary organizations
- Luxury goods
- Direct fiscal support to a government
- Seed funding and/or microfinance
- Core funding or recurrent costs of an organization
- Expenses incurred prior to the signing of the contribution agreement, or after it expires.
Eligible recipients include:
- Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations,
- Local academic institutions working on local projects.
For more information, visit https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/cfli-fcil/2021/south_sudan-soudan_du_sud.aspx?lang=eng