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Canadian High Commission to offer support of up to $100,000 for high impact projects in Nigeria

The High Commission of Canada in Nigeria has announced its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, aligned with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas.

Naijaonpoint learns that the typical CFLI contribution ranges from $30,000 to $60,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD), with $100,000 CAD being the maximum allocation for an eligible project.

The Fund is primarily designed by local partners, and projects are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian embassy or high commission.

The CFLI is set to foster positive bilateral relations between Canada, the recipient countries, and their civil societies, by enhancing contacts and backing local initiatives.

Project applications are maintained at missions in line with Global Affairs Canada’s information management protocols.

Projects spanning two fiscal years (April 2024 to March 2026) may be allowed based on project goals and activity complexity.

Organizations eligible for CFLI funding includes:

All projects must adhere to at least one of the CFLI thematic priorities:

Following Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy in 2017, promoting gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment, CFLI applications must include a gender-based analysis (GBA). This analysis should:

Inadequate GBAs may impact proposal evaluations.

Eligible project costs under the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) can be grouped into several categories to streamline understanding and allocation:

Administrative and operational costs, Project development and support, travel and transportation, equipment and technology, communications and outreach, health and miscellaneous

Accounting, Administrative and overhead costs (not exceeding 15% of total CFLI funding, Facility charges, Legal fees, Salaries and stipends directly related to the project.

Projects must be finalized between the date of signing the Contribution Agreement and February 15, 2025.

Proposals must be filled on this form by May 10, 2024, at 23:59 (GMT+1) and submitted to [email protected]