Donor: High Commission of Canada in Jamaica
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Canada
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 24.05.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Climate Change
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. America



1) Objective

The High Commission of Canada to Jamaica is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The Canada Fund is a program supporting 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 Canadian 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 endeavors.

All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:

  • Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls: Initiatives that provide opportunities for greater social and economic independence of women, and that tackle barriers to achieving gender equality; Initiatives aimed at reducing sexual and gender-based violence (SGVB) and that strengthen the capacity of local actors to implement prevention and response strategies; initiatives that engage men and boys and that promote advocacy against SGBV.
  • Peace and security: a focus on crime prevention; initiatives that organise workshops, training sessions and seminars that teach conflict resolution and mediation skills; community policing and safety programs that involve collaboration to address crime and violence; youth-focused projects that help reduce the risk of youth involvement in crime and violence.
  • Human rights, including diversity, LGBTQI+ and people with disabilities: initiatives that organise workshops, seminars or events that educate about inclusion and diversity; initiatives that provide resources and support to marginalised groups such as offering legal aid, counselling services and advocacy training.
  • Environment and climate change focusing on adaptation and mitigation: initiatives that engage women and girls as active leaders and participants in actions to address climate change; support to women-led groups to help them engage on climate change and environmental issues, including sustainable natural resource management.
  • Strong focus will be placed on innovative projects that address current or emerging local issues related to the thematic areas. Projects may also focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and promote technological advancement of women and girls.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are: (1) local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organisations; (2) local academic institutions working on local projects; (3) international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organisations and agencies working on local development activities; (4) municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects; and (5) Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations that are working on local development activities.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Jamaica.

4) Budget

The average CFLI contribution for local projects is $10,000 to $25,000 Canadian Dollars.

5) Application

The deadline for submission is Friday, May 24, 2024 at 23:59 (GMT+ 5). Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Proposals should be submitted electronically to kngtngr@international.gc.ca..

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