Donor: High Commission of Canada in Kenya
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Canada
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 20.07.2018

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 11.500$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 15.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The High Commission of Canada in Kenya is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for the 2018-2019 funding cycle. The Government of Canada is strongly committed to supporting gender equality and empowerment of women and girls; thus, these considerations should be taken into account under each priority. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls: Under this thematic priority, initiatives could include but not limited to projects that: (1) address sexual and gender-based violence, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting; (2) provide support to women’s rights organisations and movements for delivering their agendas and programs; strengthening their institutional capacity and sustainability; building networks and alliances; and advocating for their role, participation and leadership in policy dialogue at all levels and as partners in the design and implementation of initiatives in all sectors; (3) support evidence-based policy-making, legal frameworks and program delivery for gender equality strengthening the capacity and systems of state and non-state actors to advance gender equality; (4) support efforts to recognize the economic rights of women; promoting women’s equitable access to and control over land and resources, decent work and equal pay; supporting advocacy efforts that advance more equitable workloads in the workplace and at home; strengthening women’s voices and leadership in advancing women’s economic rights; and (5) support efforts to promote women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership and political participation at all levels of decision-making and in all spheres of life.

Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law: Under this thematic priority, initiatives could include but not limited to projects that: (1) support efforts that strengthen democracy, public participation, respect for diversity, accountability, equity, equality, equitable access to a functioning Justice System, adherence to rule of law, public services that work for everyone, promoting and protecting human rights in all levels of society; and (2) support efforts by institutions, to ensure processes, programs, and services are accessible, affordable, accountable, and responsive to all people, particularly to the most vulnerable and most marginalized.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are: local civil society organisations (including non-governmental organisations) and other institutions working at the local level.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Uganda.

4) Budget

The average contribution is expected to be in the range of CAD $15,000 (approx. $11,400)-$20,000 (approx. $15,200) for each individual project. The average duration of a CFLI project is six consecutive months, with all project activities to be completed by February 28, 2019.

5) Application

All applications must be submitted by end of day Friday July 20, 2018, to the email: cfliuganda(a)gmail.com.

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