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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) provides direct funding assistance to community groups, non-government organizations, people’s organizations and in exceptional cases, international NGOs, and government institutions for small projects addressing governance, democracy, capacity-building, economic, and other social development issues. The High Commission of Canada in Kenya is responsible for the CFLI in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. 

2014-2015 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 28, 2015). Requests for core funding will not be considered. The average contribution is expected to be in the range of CAD $15,000-$35,000 for each individual project. Larger projects may be considered on an exceptional basis, with appropriate justification for use of funds. Once a thorough assessment of your application is complete, you will be notified of the decision. There is no need to contact the High Commission for updates on the status of your application. Please note the deadline for proposal submission is Friday, September 19, 2014.

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

  1. Protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, including religious freedom and sexual and gender minority rights;
  2. Preventing sexual violence and early forced marriage;
  3. Supporting democratic transition and expanded democratic participation, particularly by women and minority groups;
  4. Entrenching the rule of law and combatting the destabilizing impact of crime and corruption, including through security sector capacity building;
  5. Strengthening economic governance, including building free markets and an effective enabling environment for business; and

Of these priorities, the High Commission of Canada in Kenya puts a special emphasis on advancing democracy and ensuring security and stability; broad support for human rights; interfaith collaboration and understanding; and promotion of, and respect for, the rights for women and girls. Applications must meet specific requirements, found within the application form. To request for an application form, please send an e-mail to either of the contacts listed below.

To submit a proposal, please complete the Application Form and Budget Spreadsheet and send through e-mail before 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 to the following address. 

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives





South Sudan


Applications received after the deadline (Friday, September 19, 2014 ) shall not be considered. In submitting your application, please ensure to send the e-mail address reflecting the country where your project is located.



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