Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Canada Fund For Local Initiatives (CFLI) - 2012/2013 Approved Projects
Project NumberProject NamePlaceSectorBeneficiariesIntermediary organization responsible for the projects Starting Date$CAN Approved
CFLI-2012-BOL-0001Promoting Family Well-being through Offices of the Ombudsman for Children and Youth in BoliviaCaquiaviri, Departament of La Paz. Loreto and San Andrés, Departament of Beni, BoliviaHuman rightsChildren, womenSamaritan’s Purse Bolivia (SPB). Daniel Zeidán: Director Nacional Calle 17 Monseñor Felipe López #8190 Zona Calacoto, La Paz-Bolivia. Tel: 591-2-2275368 Fax: 591-2-227536819/11/201240,000
CFLI-2012-PER-0001Women and Youth Empowered for Dialogue and the Positive Transformation of Conflicts Related to Mining in PeruArequipa, Lima and Cajamarca, PeruDemocratic participation and civil societyYouth, womenInstituto Redes de Desarrollo Social
Olinda Orozco Zevallos: Presidente Ejecutivo
Calle Hermilio Valdizán 644 Jesús María.
Tel./Fax: 4602893;  999391357
CFLI-2012-PER-0002Girls and Boys in Comas and Carabayllo Play, Learn and Defend Their RightsComas, Carabayllo, Lima, PeruHuman rightsChildrenAldeas Infantiles SOS Perú
Salvador Cebrián Plácido: Director Nacional
Ricardo Angulo 744 San Isidro-Lima
Tel./Fax: 5255430
CFLI-2012-PER-0003Improve access to justice for women, girls, boys, and adolescents who are victims of sexual assaultLima, Huánuco, Callao, PeruHuman rightsWomen, ChildrenInstituto Promoviendo Desarrollo Social (IPRODES).
Abogados sin fronteras Canadá (ASFC)
Ronald Gamarra: Director del Equipo de Incidencia en Derechos. Tel. 424-2608               Nazca 612, Depto. 303, Jesús María
CFLI-2012-PER-0004Training tools for political participation and democratic youth leadershipAyacucho, San Martín, MetropolitanLima, PeruDemocratic participation and civil societyYouth, womenAsociación Civil TRANSPARENCIA
Claudia Solari  Rejas: Coordinadora de Programa.
Av. Belén 389 San Isidro - Lima
Tel./Fax: 4413234;  2217265

The 2012 call for project proposals ended on Monday, October 22 at 5 PM. A new call for 2013 will be announced in due course.

Project Proposals for Peru and Bolivia

The Embassy of Canada in Lima administers the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for Peru and Bolivia. The Embassy is currently inviting local organizations, communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academic institutions to submit proposals for projects promoting sustainable human development at the local level through the strengthening of democracy and human rights, and the maintenance of stability and security.  In exceptional cases, the CFLI can provide modest funding to support local efforts after a natural disaster. The CFLI will finance projects between CAD 40,000 to CAD 50,000. The deadline for receipt of such proposals is 17:00 on October 22, 2012. Project activities must be fully completed by March 31, 2013.


The CFLI does not offer any support to political parties or organizations with party-oriented interests. The CFLI has no political affiliations. The CFLI does not discriminate based on religion, ethnicity or gender. The CFLI does not intend to assume functions that are the responsibility of State institutions, but rather to complement them. The CFLI will not consider projects pursuing individual benefits.

Projects supported by the CFLI should promote gender equality and respect for the environment.

Qualifying Projects

Projects must be in line with the thematic priorities of strengthening democracy and human rights and the maintenance of stability and security, and focus on one or more of the following priorities: 

  1. increasing the role of women in decision-making;
  2. promoting the human rights of women and children; and
  3. promoting the participation of young people in democratic processes.
  4. In exceptional cases, the CFLI can provide modest funding for local efforts after a natural disaster.

Examples: projects undertaking promotion, education and training activities for representatives and officials and/or communities; projects aiming to disseminate knowledge and information; projects aiming to safeguard human rights, democracy, justice, transparency, good governance and other issues that support greater solidarity, equality, welfare, participation and cooperation.

Who Is Eligible to Submit a Proposal?

  • Communities and local non-profit NGOs;
  • Local academic institutions that work on local projects;
  • Canadian NGOs that are non-profit and work on local development activities.

The majority of the CFLI will be directed towards local civil society organizations and other institutions working at the local level. Other entities, such as international organizations, and intergovernmental and regional organizations, may be eligible, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects consistent with the CFLI objectives. Similarly, municipal, regional and national institutions may receive funding from the CFLI in a complementary manner, provided their projects are essentially local in nature.

Process to Submit an Application

1. Those interested in applying should send a message to to request an application form. Only those projects using the indicated application form will be considered.

2. Complete the application, expressing clearly the problems that are to be resolved, the proposed solution, the expected results, the manner in which they will be achieved, and the resources needed to implement the project. Project activities must be fully completed by March 31, 2013.

3. The CFLI is not obliged to approve the request for funds. Each project will be submitted for consideration by a selection committee and assessed on its merits. The CFLI will communicate only with those organizations whose projects have been approved.

4. Applications that do not comply with these terms of reference and the application form will not be processed.

5. No appointments will be scheduled before organizations present their project proposals. No further information will be provided regarding these terms of reference and the application form. However, if organizations have any questions regarding the CFLI, they are welcome to send an email to: