The Representative Office of Canada in Ramallah is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), 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 Representative Office of Canada in Ramallah. 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.
This year, all projects must align with the following overall CFLI thematic priority:
In addition, successful proposals must also advance at least one of the following two objectives established by the Representative Office of Canada:
- Supporting democratic renewal, broadening civic and political participation to include more women, youth and new political voices, particularly in the context of Palestinian elections
- Defending and promoting the rules-based international order (including human rights).
Note: Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate solid risk mitigation strategies for the safe and effective delivery of programming in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in case situation got worsen again. As in previous years, the Representative Office of Canada will select projects in each of the three areas under the Mission’s responsibility (the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem).
- The average CFLI contribution is $15,000 to $30,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD$50,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI).
Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and payments are made in either ILS or USD.
- Eligible recipients include:
- Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations,
- Local academic institutions working on local projects,
- International non-governmental organizations working on local development activities,
- 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.
- 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 https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/cfli-fcil/2021/palestinian_territories-territoires_palestiniens.aspx?lang=eng