The High Commission of Canada announces 2021-2022 Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) recipients

Colombo, July 30, 2021

The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Maldives is pleased to announce this year's Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) partners.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Centre for Human Rights and Development
  • Colombo Friends in Need Society
  • Comdu.it
  • Chrysalis
  • Media Law Forum
  • Save the Beach Maldives
  • Transparency International Sri Lanka
  • Verité Research
  • Women & Democracy

The CFLI supports and empowers organizations addressing local issues while strengthening ties with civil society and local communities. This year, the CFLI will contribute to promoting and advancing inclusive governance, women's empowerment, environment and climate action and growth that works for everyone in Sri Lanka and Maldives.

By helping local organizations address issues that matter to them – including preserving ecosystems, fighting corruption, providing much needed equipment to improve the lives of amputees or expanding women entrepreneurs' access to markets – Canada is honoured to contribute towards more inclusion and prosperity in Sri Lanka and Maldives.

The CFLI is a highly competitive and sought out program that supports small‑scale, high‑impact projects designed and implemented mainly by local partners. We take this occasion to acknowledge all of the excellent proposals that we received and were unable to fund this year. The next CFLI call for proposals should take place in March-April 2022.