Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Type of project:  The CFLI provides modest funding for small-scale, high-impact projects in more than 120 countries eligible for official development assistance (ODA). Projects are planned and implemented mainly by local organizations and are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian Embassy or High Commission. CFLI projects focus on issues such as: gender equality and empowerment of women and girls human rights; democracy and governance; peace and security; climate action ; economic growth- The CFLI also provides modest financing for projects in response to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies

Location:  Countries eligible for ODA.

Grant size: Average grant: CAD $15,000-30,000. Maximum grant size: CAD $100,000

Eligibility:  Eligible organisations include local non-governmental, community and not-for profit organizations. Calls open on a country-by-country basis throughout the year, typically with a two-month deadline. Check the website for open calls.