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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Mozambique (2024)
Grants:- CAD$25000 to CAD$50,000
The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Mozambique (2024)
The High Commission of Canada to the Republic of Mozambique is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).
Program description
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.
The average CFLI contribution is between CAD $25,000 to CAD$50,000. In exceptional cases, projects of up to CAD $100,000 may be considered. Consult the currency converter for local currency equivalents. Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the local currency.
How to apply
Proposals must be completed in English or French, only.
Project proposals must explicitly answer all questions in the CFLI project application form, including the required gender-based analysis. The proposed project budget should summarize the proposed activities and associated costs.
Only those proposals using the designated application form, including the completion of the risk matrix and proposed budget sections will be considered.
For more information on the types of activities and costs that are eligible for CFLI funding, please refer to the list of CFLI approved activities and costs.
All projects must be completed between the date of signature of the Contribution Agreement and February 28, 2025.
Projects spanning two fiscal years (mid 2024 to February 2026) may be permitted depending on the project objectives and the complexity of activities.
Applications will be assessed for approval on their merits by a selection committee.
Project applications are kept on file at missions in accordance with Global Affairs Canada’s information management policies.
The deadline for submission is June 9 at 23:59 (GMT +2). Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
Proposals should be submitted electronically to:
Due to the large number of applicants, only the successful candidates will be contacted.
To obtain the application form (PDF), please download from Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Project Application for Funding Form.
To request a word version of the application form or to ask questions about the application process please write to
Thematic priorities
Unlike in previous year, only projects addressing the at least one of the following thematic priorities will be considered:
Inclusive governance, including:
Promoting and Protecting Human Rights
Democracy and Freedom of Expression
Promoting and Protecting 2SLGBTQI+ Rights
Equitable Access to a Functioning Justice System
Peaceful Pluralism & Respect for Diversity
Public Services that Work for Everyone
Peace and security, including:
Conflict prevention and peacebuilding
Multilateral management of peace and security challenges
Supporting inclusive and gender-responsive violence and extremism prevention, crisis response and sustainable peace in conflict-affected areas
Supporting gender-responsive security threat reduction and security system reform, including through the Women, Peace and Security agenda
Organizations eligible to apply for CFLI funding
Eligible recipients include:
Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations,
Local academic institutions working on local projects,
International non-governmental organizations working on local development activities,
Intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities,
Municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects, and
Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities.
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.
Gender-based analysis
In 2017, Canada adopted its Feminist International Assistance Policy to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world. In alignment with this policy, the CFLI project application process now requires a gender-based analysis (GBA). The purpose of this change is to enhance the gender equality outcomes of the CFLI program.
A GBA will require applicants to:
consider how women, girls, men, and boys are affected differently by the problem their project is aiming to address, ensuring, at the same time, that the project does not cause harm.
consult women and/or girls in the development of their project proposal.
ensure that the views of those women and/or girls inform the project’s design.
Note that consultations can include, but are not limited to, speaking to women and girls from the local community, women and other individuals who work for civil society organizations that have worked in the local community and female and male decision and change makers who have knowledge of the local community.
Inadequate completion of a GBA may affect the consideration of your proposal.
Eligible costs
The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:
accounting costs
administrative and overhead costs related to the project (overhead should not exceed 15% of total CFLI contribution)
advocacy and lobbying related costs
capital and/or operating expenditures related to the lease and/or purchase and/or building of infrastructure
civic education costs
conference and event expenditures
costs of services received by recipients
domestic travel expenses, using lowest fares possible but not exceeding full fare economy class
environmental assessment costs
facilities charges,
equipment rental, and/or purchase (only when the purchase is required to meet project objectives, reflects good value for money, and the recipient has a strong care-and-maintenance plan in place for equipment sustainability),
hospitality costs, excluding alcoholic beverages
installation, maintenance, shipping and/or transportation costs, including fuel,
computers and communication devices
lease or rental of vehicles
legal costs
medical costs
miscellaneous expenses integral to the project
outreach, communication and information dissemination costs
publishing costs
radio and television broadcast fees
research-related costs
salary costs, including stipends, relating to the project,
security costs
training and capacity building expenditures
translation and interpretation fees
vehicle and equipment operation, installation and/or maintenance
website development and related costs
The following costs are not eligible for CFLI funding:
nuclear technologies and facilities,
assistance to military or paramilitary organizations,
luxury goods,
direct fiscal support to a government,
seed funding and/or microfinance,
core funding or recurrent costs of an organization
expenses incurred prior to the signing of the contribution agreement, or after it expires
Date Modified: 2024-05-22
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