Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Armenia 2024 (Up to $40,000)

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 79897

Opportunity Description

Supporting small-scale, high-impact projects in developing nations that fit within Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement is the goal of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) program.

Projects created and produced mostly by local partners are the focus of the program. The Canadian high commission or embassy in question chooses and approves projects. By strengthening links and assisting local initiatives, the CFLI also promotes constructive bilateral relations between Canada and recipient nations’ civil societies.

Brief Details:

  • Provided by: Government of Canada
  • Deadline: 1 July 2024
  • Gender: Any
  • Type: Fund
  • Eligible Nations: All

Thematic Priorities:

At least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities must be adhered to by all projects:

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  • Human rights, democracy, diversity, and 2SLGBTQI+ are all components of inclusive governance.
  • Security and peace, with an emphasis on averting conflicts and fostering harmony.
  • Women’s and girls’ empowerment as well as gender equality.
  • Actions related to the environment and climate that emphasize water management, adaptation, and mitigation.

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  • The typical CFLI contribution is from $25,000 to $40,000 in Canadian dollars (the maximum amount that may be allocated to a project to be eligible for CFLI is $100,000).

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible recipients include:

  • Community-based, non-profit, and local non-governmental groups
  • International non-governmental groups working on local development initiatives, and local academic institutions working on local projects.
  • Funding from the CFLI will mostly go to local institutions and civil society groups operating at the local level, including non-governmental organizations.
  • Funding may be available to other organizations, including international, intergovernmental, multilateral, and regional ones, as long as they collaborate with local partners on initiatives that align with the goals of the CFLI.
  • Similarly, government entities at the local, state, and federal levels may be funded as long as their initiatives are primarily local in scope. The CFLI is constantly seeking to provide funding for creative initiatives that have quantifiable outcomes.

Eligible Costs:

The project expenses listed below qualify for CFLI funding:

  • Accounting expenses
  • Project-related administrative and overhead expenses (which shouldn’t account for more than 15% of the overall CFLI contribution)
  • Associated expenses to lobbying and advocacy
  • Expenses for capital and/or operations associated with leasing, buying, or constructing infrastructure
  • Costs associated with civic education
  • Conference and event costs
  • Expenses incurred by recipients for services obtained domestic travel, utilizing the lowest fares available without going above the entire fare economic division
  • Costs associated with environmental assessments
  • Facilities fees, equipment rental, and/or purchase (but only if it’s necessary to achieve project goals, represents good value for the money, and the beneficiary has a solid strategy in place for sustainable equipment care and maintenance),
  • Costs associated with providing hospitality, not including alcoholic beverages; setup, upkeep; shipping; and/or transportation; including fuel, computers; and communication devices
  • Automobile rentals or leases
  • Legal fees
  • Medical expenses
  • Miscellaneous expenditures essential project costs for outreach, communication, and information distribution
  • Publication expenses
  • Fees for broadcasting on radio and television
  • Costs associated with research
  • Payroll expenses for the project, including stipends; costs associated with security
  • Expenses for capacity building and training
  • Costs for interpretation and translation
  • Website development and associated expenses; operation, installation, and/or upkeep of vehicles and equipment

CFLI funding is not available for the following expenses:

  • Nuclear technologies and facilities,
  • Gifts, luxury goods, direct financial support to a government,
  • Seed funding and/or microfinance,
  • Core funding or ongoing organizational costs,
  • Expenses incurred before the contribution agreement is signed or after it expires, and
  • Assistance to military or paramilitary organizations

How to Apply?

  • Completed proposals may only be submitted in French or English.
  • Please get in touch with the CFLI Coordinator to request an application form or with any inquiries regarding the application procedure:
  • Proposals submitted using the official application form, along with the completed risk matrix and suggested budget sections, are the only ones that will be taken into consideration.
  • Proposals should be submitted electronically to below email:


             Submission Email: [email protected]


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For more details, please contact: [email protected], or refer to The Canada Fund’s website.

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