Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2017-2018. The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Guatemala and Belize will provide financial aid for projects from CAD$ 25,000 up to CAD $30,000. All projects must align with at least one of the following thematic priorities:

  • Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality
  • Championing human rights, inclusive and accountable governance, democracy, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity
  • Promoting peace and security

Organizations eligible to apply for CFLI Funding: 

  • local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations,
  • local academic institutions working on local projects,
  • international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities, municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects, and
  • Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities. 

Applications will be accepted via e-mail until midnight of May 31-2017. If you want to receive an application form and the official guidelines, please send an email to