Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) provides direct funding assistance to local non-governmental organizations and, in exceptional cases, international NGOs and government institutions, for small projects addressing democratic governance, human rights (especially civil and political rights), rule of law and other issues. The High Commission of Canada in Kenya is responsible for the CFLI in Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda. 

2015-2016 call for proposals

The High Commission in Kenya is launching a call for proposals for CFLI. The call for proposals seeks projects that are of a maximum duration of five months (with activities completed by February 26, 2016). Requests for core funding and for infrastructure will not be considered. The average contribution is expected to be in the range of CAD $15,000-$20,000 for each individual project. Larger projects may be considered on an exceptional basis. Please do not contact the High Commission for updates on the status of your application; successful applicants will be notified directly.

Proposals submitted for funding must relate to one of the priorities below:

Kenya (deadline for submission: August 14):

  • Protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, particularly the rights of women and girls.
  • Entrenching the rule of law, including by combatting wildlife crime, supporting anti-corruption, and countering violent extremism.

Somalia (deadline for submission: August 14):

  • Preventing sexual and gender based violence.
  • Supporting democratic transition and expanded democratic participation in advance of Somalia’s 2016 election.

Uganda (deadline for submission: August 14):

  • Protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, particularly for sexual minorities.
  • Supporting expanded democratic participation in advance of Uganda’s 2016 election.

Burundi (deadline for submission: August 28):

  • Supporting democratic transition and expanded democratic participation.
  • Protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, including media freedoms.

Rwanda (deadline for submission: August 28):

  • Supporting democratic transition and expanded democratic participation.

In addition to the above priorities, the High Commission is conducting a special call for proposals on two additional thematic areas for all countries of accreditation:

  • Preventing child, early and forced marriage (CEFM)
  • Protecting and promoting religious freedom

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, August 14, 2015 for Kenya Somalia and Uganda and Friday, August 28, 2015 for Rwanda and Burundi. Applications received after the deadlines will not be considered.

Applications must meet specific requirements, found within the application form. To request an application form, please send an e-mail to any of the contacts listed below.

To submit your proposal, please complete the Application Form and Budget Spreadsheet and send by e-mail before 6:00 p.m. (GMT+2), Friday, August 14, 2015, or Friday, August 28, 2015, to the appropriate address below. Please ensure to use the e-mail address reflecting the country where your project is located.

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Kenya
Email:  cflikenya@gmail.com

Somalia
Email:  cflisomalia@gmail.com

Uganda
Email:  cfliuganda@gmail.com

Burundi
Email:  cfliburundi@gmail.com

Rwanda
Email:  cflirwanda@gmail.com