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The Embassy of Canada in Algeria Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2024

The Embassy of Canada in Algeria Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2024 – The Embassy of Canada in Algeria is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

Program description

The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries that are aligned with the thematic priorities of Canada’s Department of Global Affairs. The programme targets projects designed and developed primarily by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the Canadian embassy or high commission concerned. The CFLI also serves to support bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries and their civil societies, by strengthening contacts and supporting local initiatives.

The average contribution from the CFLI is CAN$31,000 (CAN$100,000 is the maximum amount allocated for an eligible project under the CFLI). Consult the currency converter for local currency equivalents. Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted into the local currency.

Submission of an application

  • All projects must be completed between the date of signature of the contribution agreement and 28 February 2025.
  • The deadline for submission is June 7, 2024 at 23:59 (GMT+X).
    • Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
    • Proposals must be submitted electronically to the following email address: FCIL-CFLI.ALGER@international.gc.ca
  • Only proposals using the designated application form and including the required budget document will be considered.
  • For more information on the types of activities and costs eligible for CFLI funding, please consult the list of activities and costs approved by the CFLI.
  • Proposals must be written in English or French.
  • Project proposals must explicitly answer all the questions in the CFLI project application form, including the required gender analysis. The proposed project budget should summarise the proposed activities and associated costs.
  • A selection committee will assess applications on their merits.
  • Due to the large number of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted.
  • The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Project Funding Application Form (.pdf, 249.15KB) is currently not compatible with web browsers. You have two options:
  • Instructions for saving the PDF on your computer can be found on this page: Help: Forms in PDF format (electronic forms)
  • Request the application form in Microsoft Word format by contacting the FCIL coordinator by e-mail at FCIL-CFLI.ALGER@international.gc.ca.
  • If you have any questions about the application process, please contact: FCIL-CFLI.ALGER@international.gc.ca
  • Project applications are kept in mission files in accordance with Global Affairs Canada’s information management policies.
  • Two-year programme:
    • Projects covering two fiscal years (April 2024 to March 2026) may be authorized depending on project objectives and complexity of activities.

Organisations eligible for CFLI funding

Eligible recipients are:

    • local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organisations
    • Local educational institutions working on local projects.
    • international non-governmental organisations working on local development activities.
    • international, intergovernmental, multilateral, and regional institutions, organisations and bodies involved in local development activities.
    • Municipal, regional, or national government institutions or bodies in the beneficiary country working on local projects.
    • Canadian non-governmental and non-profit organizations involved in local development activities.

The majority of CFLI funding goes to local civil society organisations (including non-governmental organisations) and other institutions at the local level. Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral, and regional bodies, may also be eligible, provided they work with local partners on local projects that are in line with CFLI objectives. Similarly, government institutions at the municipal, regional, or national level may receive funding under the CFLI, provided that their projects are essentially local. The CFLI is always looking for innovative projects to fund that achieve measurable results.

Thematic priorities

All projects must be aligned with at least one of the CFLI’s thematic priorities:

  • Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
  • Growth for all, including the promotion of women’s economic rights, access to decent jobs and entrepreneurship, investment in the poorest and most vulnerable people, and the preservation of economic gains.
  • Environment and climate action, with a focus on adaptation and mitigation as well as water management.

Projects addressing the following themes may also be accepted:

  •  Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
    • Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and peace building.
    • Human dignity, including health, education, and nutrition.

Gender analysis

In 2017, Canada adopted the Feminist International Assistance Policy. This policy promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective ways to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful, and prosperous world. In line with this policy, gender analysis is a mandatory part of the CFLI funding application process. The aim of this change is to improve the gender equality outcomes of the CFLI programme.

A gender analysis will require applicants to:

    • study how women, girls, men, and boys are affected differently by the problem their project aims to solve, in particular to ensure that the project does not cause harm.
    • consult women and girls in the development of their project proposal; and
    • ensure that these views inform the design of the project.

Please note that consultations may include talking to women and girls in a local community; women and others who work for civil society organisations working in the local community; and men and women decision-makers and change-makers who have knowledge of the local community.


Inadequate completion of the gender analysis may affect the consideration of your proposal.

The Embassy of Canada in Algeria Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2024 Eligible costs

The following fees are eligible for funding under the CFLI:

    • Accounting.
    • Conferences and other activities.
    • Civic education costs.
    • Salary costs, including allowances, related to the project.
    • Website development and related costs.
    • Advocacy and lobbying.
    • Capital or operating costs related to the lease or purchase of a building or infrastructure.
    • Environmental assessment.
    • Training and capacity building.
    • Administrative and overhead costs specific to the project (overhead costs should not exceed 15% of the total CFLI contribution).
    • In-country travel costs, based on the lowest available fare, not to exceed full economy fare.
    • Miscellaneous costs required for the project.
    • Installation, maintenance, shipping, and transportation costs, including fuel,
    • computers and communications equipment.
    • Hospitality expenses, excluding alcoholic beverages.
    • Medical expenses.
    • Costs related to the hire of facilities.
    • Equipment rental and/or purchase costs (only where the purchase is necessary to achieve the project’s objectives, represents good value for money and the beneficiary has a sound maintenance plan in place to ensure the equipment’s durability).
    • Loan or hire of vehicles.
    • Publishing.
    • Radio and television broadcasting.
    • Research.
    • Safety.
    • Awareness, communication, and dissemination of information.
    • Legal services.
    • Services received by beneficiaries.
    • Translation and interpretation.
    • Use, installation or maintenance of vehicles or equipment.

The following costs are not eligible for funding under the CFLI:

  • nuclear technologies and facilities
  • assistance to military or paramilitary organisations.
  • gifts.
  • acquisition of luxury items.
  • direct financial support to a government.
  • seed financing and/or microfinance.
  • financing an organisation’s core activities or recurring costs.
  • expenses incurred before the contribution agreement is signed or after it expires.

For more information: Visit the website for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)


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