Donor: Embassy of Canada Jordan
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Canada
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 11.03.2023

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%


  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Religion & Faith
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) supports small-scale but high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with the six action areas that guide the Government of Canada’s international assistance. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the Embassy of Canada in Amman, Jordan. All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities

  • Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls: Supporting strong and sustainable women’s rights organizations and movements; Addressing sexual and gender-based violence, including child, early and forced marriage.
  • Championing human rights, inclusive and accountable governance, democracy and fundamental freedoms, peaceful pluralism, and respect for diversity; Strengthen civil society and increase democratic political participation, including by women, youth and marginalized groups (e.g. people with disabilities, refugees); create and maintain a safe and enabling environment for civil society and the media; Respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms—including freedom of religion or belief, of expression, of peaceful assembly and of association—and a contribution to the elimination of discrimination, racism, intolerance and persecution.
  • Environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management: Strengthening environmental governance and enhancing women’s participation in decision making; Environmental practices that support healthy, adaptive and resilient communities.

2) Eligibility

Eligible are: (1) local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations; (2) local academic institutions working on local projects; (3) international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations 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 organizations that are working on local development activities through a local office.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Jordan.

4) Budget

The average CFLI contribution is $35,000 to $75,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD$100,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI).

5) Application

Deadline for submission of project concept notes is March 11, 2023 at 23:59 (GMT+2/Amman time). Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

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