The High Commission of Canada in Pakistan is pleased to launch the first of two calls for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). This call for proposals aims to fund projects that specifically seek to address issues related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic focusing on improving Pakistan’s ability to prevent, respond and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 at local level.
The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian embassy or high commission. The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries and their civil societies, by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavours.
Eligible recipients include:
The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other institutions working at the local level. Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations may be eligible for funding, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects that are consistent with the objectives of the CFLI. Similarly, municipal, regional and national government institutions may receive funding, provided that their projects are essentially local in nature. The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects that deliver measurable results.
For more information, and online application, click here CFLI.