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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia
The Embassy of Canada in Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).
The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects that 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. The average CFLI contribution in Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia is $24,000 Canadian dollars. This year, the maximum annual CFLI contribution to a project is $30,000 Canadian dollars.
How to apply
All projects must be completed between the date of signature of the Contribution Agreement and February 28, 2021.
- The deadline for submission for projects under thematic priority #1 (related to COVID-19 response and recovery, see below) is April 30, 2020 at 23:59. The deadline for submission for projects under thematic priorities #2, #3 and #4 (below), is May 14 at 23:59. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Proposals should be submitted electronically to the following email: CanadaFund@international.gc.ca
- Only those proposals using the designated application form and including the required budget document will be considered.
- For more information on the types of activities and costs that are eligible for CFLI funding, please refer to the list of CFLI approved activities and costs.
- Project proposals must explicitly answer all questions in the CFLI project application form, including the required gender-based analysis. The proposed project budget should summarize the proposed activities and associated costs.
- Applications will be assessed for approval on their merits by a selection committee.
- Due to the large number of applicants, only the successful candidates will be contacted.
- To obtain an application form or for questions about the application process, please contact the CFLI Coordinator by email at BGRAD.CanadaFund@international.gc.ca
- Two-year programming: on exceptional basis, projects spanning two fiscal years (April 2020 to March 2022) may be permitted depending on the project objectives and the complexity of activi
Eligible recipients include:
- Local, national or community-based organization (non-governmental and not-for-profit)
- 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.
All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:
- Human dignity, covering health and education (COVID-19 response and recovery, note the short deadline for proposals indicated above).
- Sexual and gender-based violence and strengthening women’s organizations.
- Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
- Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.
To the extent feasible, projects should aim to have gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as a cross-cutting theme.
In 2017, Canada adopted its Feminist International Assistance Policy to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world. In alignment with this policy, the CFLI project application process now requires a gender-based analysis (GBA). The purpose of this change is to enhance the gender equality outcomes of the CFLI program.