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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (Philippines)

Organisation: Embassy of Canada in the Philippines

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Freedom of expression

Funding Size: Up to CAD$100,000

Deadline: 28/04/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    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; and
    – Municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Philippines
  • Application language: English

The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 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.

All projects must have a strong advocacy component and align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:

  • Environment and climate action potential areas include: climate change adaptation and mitigation, coastal biodiversity protection, environmental conservation, and supporting sustainable practices of indigenous peoples.
  • Inclusive governance, including LGBTQ2 rights, democracy, human rights, and media freedom.
  • Gender equality, with a focus on supporting women’s political participation and combatting gender-based violence.
  • Peace & security, including upholding the rule of law at sea, and engaging women and youth in peacebuilding; and
  • Human dignity with a focus on combatting child sexual abuse and exploitation.

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.

See here to learn more and apply.

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