Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) – 2017-2018 - Appeal for Projects

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is a program designed to fund small-scale projects in Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible countries, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed by local entities. The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada and Uruguay, and the civil society by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavours.

Thematic Priorities

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 human development, specifically in the areas of health, nutrition, and education
  • Supporting inclusive and green economic growth
  • Promoting action on the environment, including water and climate change

Organizations eligible to apply for CFLI Funding

Eligible recipients include:

  • 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. 

Eligible Costs

The following costs are eligible within projects for CFLI funding:

  • administrative and overhead costs specifically related to the project,
  • capital and/or operating expenditures related to the lease and/or purchase and/or building of infrastructure,
  • installation, maintenance, shipping and/or transportation costs, including fuel, computers and communication devices,
  • civic education costs,
  • conference and event expenditures,
  • hospitality costs, excluding alcoholic beverages
  • training and capacity building expenditures,
  • costs of services received by recipients,
  • outreach, communication and information dissemination costs,
  • environmental assessment costs,
  • advocacy and lobbying related costs,
  • legal costs,
  • accounting costs,
  • medical costs,
  • publishing costs,
  • radio and television broadcast fees,
  • facilities and equipment rental charges,
  • research-related costs,
  • salary costs relating to the project,
  • security costs,
  • translation and interpretation fees,
  • travel expenses, using lowest fares possible but not exceeding full fare economy class (international travel expenses must receive prior approval from the CFLI Unit)
  • lease or rental of vehicles,
  • vehicle and equipment operation, installation and/or maintenance,
  • website development and related costs,
  • miscellaneous expenses integral to the project. 

The following costs are NOT eligible for CFLI funding:

  • nuclear technologies and facilities,
  • assistance to military or paramilitary organizations,
  • gifts,
  • luxury goods,
  • direct fiscal support to a government,
  • core funding or recurrent costs of an organization,
  • international travel (without prior approval from the CFLI Unit),
  • revolving funds, (that is, funds used to advance loans to individuals, i.e. microfinance),
  • expenses incurred prior to the signing of the Contribution Agreement. 

Application requirements

  • The project must correspond to one of the priority areas or topics of Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Uruguay.
  • The project must be a development action more than just a request for funds to purchase equipment or materials.
  • The project must have a maximum duration of 6 months, considering that the activities should not start before August 2017 and end all activities related to the project no later than February 2, 2018. 

Terms and Conditions

  • Organizations interested in applying for CFLI funding must request application forms to the following email:
  • The completed form should be sent to the above email. The application must be signed by the highest authority of the applicant organization, enclosing a copy of the certificate granting legal status /legal status.
  • The deadline for project submission is Thursday, June 15 (inclusive).
  • The selected projects must be implemented between August 1, 2017 and February 2, 2018.
  • The maximum amount available for funding is CAD $ 19,000 per project.

All organizations who have submitted the complete applications will be contacted to inform them of the decision of the Evaluation Committee Canada Fund.

Organizations whose projects are approved will be contacted immediately.