Donor: Embassy of Canada in Mexico
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Canada
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 21.04.2023

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%


  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. America



1) Objective

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives is a program of the Government of Canada to encourage the implementation of projects designed mainly by civil society organisations (CSOs). It has been present in Mexico for more than 30 years. The Canadian Embassy in Mexico administers the FCIL. Its main objective is to support projects in priority areas by providing financial resources to initiatives of civil society or other non-profit institutions. The FCIL helps to strengthen Canada’s relations with civil society and the beneficiaries of its initiatives, as well as build networks in many countries around the world.

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

  • Inclusive governance, including diversity and 2SLGBTQI+, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
  • Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.
  • Growth that works for everyone, including women’s economic rights, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, investing in the poorest and most vulnerable, and safeguarding economic gains.
  • Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
  • Human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition.
  • Environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management.

2) Eligibility

Eligible recipients include: Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations. 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.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Mexico.

4) Budget

The average CFLI contribution in Mexico ranges from $30 000 to $35 000 Canadian dollars. Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to Mexican pesos.

5) Application

The deadline for submission is April 21st, 2023 at 23:59 (Mexico City Time). Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Proposals should be submitted electronically to: fondocanadamexico@international.gc.ca.

Login Account

Already a Rubnio Customer?

Invaild email address.

6 or more characters, letters and numbers. Must contain at least one number.

Your information will nerver be shared with any third party.