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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2017-2018

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is a development assistance program managed by the Canadian Embassy in Ankara for projects in Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Syria. Reflecting the priorities of the Government of Canada in the world and taking into account the socioeconomic and political context in the region, the CFLI allows the government of Canada to support initiatives which fall under any one of the following six thematic areas:

  • Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality
  • Promoting human development, specifically in the areas of health, nutrition, and education
  • Championing human rights, inclusive and accountable governance, democracy, peaceful pluralism, and respect for diversity
  • Supporting inclusive and green economic growth
  • Promoting action on the environment, including water and climate change
  • Promoting peace and security

The CFLI provides funding to local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community groups and other organizations for small-scale, community-based initiatives in the above-mentioned countries.

Call for Proposals

The Embassy in Ankara is currently accepting project proposals until 11:59pm (Ankara time), Sunday, June 25, 2017. Please contact the CFLI Coordinator at to receive a proposal template and budget template. All proposals must be submitted using the appropriate templates and printed applications will not be accepted.

All project proposals and questions regarding the CFLI must be sent to the CFLI coordinator. The Embassy is not able to respond to phone calls or reply to messages received via email to other accounts, or through social media accounts.

For all CFLI inquiries, please contact the CFLI coordinator at


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