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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Vietnam 2013-2014


Through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Canada funds modest projects proposed by local NGOs and other grassroots organizations. The CFLI for Vietnam is administered by the Embassy of Canada in Hanoi. Since 1991, it has supported over 400 projects in a number of priority sectors, implemented mainly by local and non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.


The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives for Vietnam aims to support local projects and activities in Vietnam consistent with the overall CFLI objectives of advancing democracy and ensuring security and stability.


Interested parties are invited to send proposals to the CFLI care of the Embassy of Canada in Hanoi no later than July 26, 2013. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. When designing submissions, applicants must consider projects and activities which can be successfully implemented in a relatively short time-frame (4 months). Project activities must be completed by January 31, 2014.


Focus : The 2013-14 CFLI will focus on the themes of enhancing participatory governance and the promotion of human rights. Proposals must respond to both the thematic and geographic focus in order to be considered. Pure infrastructure projects will not be eligible for funding.

Participatory governance

  • Strengthening civil society capacity

Human Rights:

  • Anti-human trafficking
  • LGBT
  • Women’s human rights

Budget Size: Awards up CAD 50,000 (approximately VND 1,040,000,000).

Geographic Focus: The 2013-14 CFLI will focus on the following geographic areas: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and the provinces of Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Son La, Lao Cai and Cao Bang.

Eligible Recipient Organisations: Civil society organisations legally registered in Vietnam (e.g. local NGOs, mass organisations, academic and community-based groups).


The proposal must demonstrate that:

  • it is focused on innovative activities which exclude research elements, overseas costs, and the core operations or recurrent costs of a group or an organization;
  • it is fully supported by local authorities and an assessment was done to confirm a need;
  • the project considers gender equality and environmental sustainability throughout the entire project process (in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation);
  • the local community is involved in all aspects of the project, including in the decision-making process;
  • the project objectives and expected results are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound;
  • the participants and their roles in the projects are clearly identified;
  • there will be sustainable impacts;
  • and it is cost effective and contains a local contribution.

The applicant must demonstrate that it:

  • has the organisational, managerial and implementation capacity to achieve the project’s expected results;
  • is properly registered in Vietnam and has the support of relevant local authorities;
  • has a demonstrated track record/experience in the proposed area of activity or has worked previously with the target group;
  • can sustain the proposed activity or follow up on project results;
  • and has adequate financial management capacities.


Applicants are requested to complete the CFLI Application Form for Project Funding and to submit one proposal package to the CFLI care of the Embassy of Canada no later than July 26, 2013.

The proposal package should include:

  • Application for project funding by the Canada Fund;
  • Criteria checklist;
  • Letter of support from relevant authorities, (submission at a later stage is acceptable);
  • Letter of commitment from the implementing organisation ensuring adequate human resources involvement during the project life, (submission at a later stage is acceptable).

If the project is approved, an agreement will be entered into between the Embassy of Canada and the successful applicant. Before funds are disbursed, the implementing organisation will agree to submit progress and final reports, to maintain clear, verifiable accounts including original receipts and to arrange monitoring visits upon requests of Canada Fund staff or other Embassy personnel.

For further information please contact:

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives
Embassy of Canada
31 Hung Vuong, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84 - 4) 3734-5000


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