Donor base: Canada
Application procedure: Full Proposal, Online Application
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Annual number of calls: More than 20

Financial details

Donor size: Large - more than $5,000,000
Funding instruments: Grants
Annual funding volume: More than $20,000,000
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) About

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was an organisation that administered foreign aid programs of Canada in developing countries. In March 2013 the organisation was renamed as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Its mandate is to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world. Its priorities include: (1) increase support for peace operations, mediation, conflict-prevention, reconstruction and early recovery efforts; (2) contribute to international peace and security; (3) advocate for clean energy and international efforts to combat climate change; (4) encourage  inclusive and accountable governance; (5) contribute to reducing poverty and inequality; (6) ensure global prosperity with an emphasis on expanding and deepening trade and investment relationships; (7) accountable governance, including by promoting human rights, women’s empowerment, peaceful pluralism, inclusion and respect for diversity.

2) Thematic Interest

  • Increasing food security
  • Securing the future of children and youth
  • Stimulating sustainable economic growth
  • Maternal, newborn and child health
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Gender equality
  • Governance

3) Focus Countries

DFATD works in 25 focus countries: Caribbean Regional Program, Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines, Vietnam, Ukraine, Jordan, West Bank and Gaza, Benin, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, South Sudan and Tanzania. It also maintains significant bilateral aid programs with numerous partner countries.

4) Application Procedure

There are two ways for civil society organisations (CSOs) to initiate an application for funding for an international development project: (1) Apply through a call for preliminary proposals; and (2) Submit an unsolicited proposal. In a call, interested parties are invited to submit proposals for international development initiatives that will contribute to the achievement of their expected results. For each specific call pertaining to international development initiatives, there will be a specific application form posted to help applicants respond to the specific requirements of that call. Unsolicited proposals can be sent anytime throughout the year. They strongly recommend that the unsolicited proposal complies with the cost share policy and commits to at least 5% cost share. Submission needs to be done in the Partners@International portal.

5) Contact

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD)
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0G2

T: +1 800 267 8376 and +1 613 996 9709
F: +1 613 996 9709
E: please use the online form

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