Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) – Thailand

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The CFLI is a program designed to support 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 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.

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

  • gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
  • 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
  • inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law
  • environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management

2) Eligibility

Eligible recipients include: (1) Local, national or community-based organization (non-governmental and not-for-profit); (2) Local municipal, regional or national government institution or agency of the recipient country; (3) Local academic institution; (4) Canadian organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities; (5) International or regional organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities; (6) Intergovernmental or multilateral institution, organization or agency working on local development activities.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Laos.

4) Budget

The average CFLI contribution is C$15,000 to C$30,000 Canadian Dollars (C$100,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI).

5) Application

The deadline for submitting a concept note is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021 (concept notes submitted after this deadline will not be considered).