The High Commission of Canada in Guyana and Suriname is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for 2023-2024.
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 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 1 of the following CFLI thematic priorities:
- Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
- Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.
- Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
- Human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition.
- 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.
- The average CFLI contribution is $20,000 to $50,000 Canadian Dollars. Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to local currency by the implementing partner.
- Eligible recipients include:
- Local, national or community-based organization (non-governmental and not-for-profit)
- Local municipal, regional or national government institution or agency of the recipient country
- Local academic institution
- Canadian organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities
- International or regional organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities
- Intergovernmental or multilateral institution, organization or agency 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. Similarly, municipal, regional and national government institutions may receive funding, provided that their projects are essentially local in nature. The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects that deliver measurable results.
For more information, visit High Commission of Canada in Guyana and Suriname.