Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)

Deadline: 17 June 2016 
Open to: local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations
Grants: CAD 50,000 (the maximum allocation amount for a project)


The Embassy of Canada in Thailand is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The CFLI is a responsive, flexible program, directly managed by the Embassy of Canada, designed to fund small but visible, high impact, results-oriented projects. In general, CFLI projects are locally designed and implemented, making the program highly responsive to local needs and interests.

Focus Areas:

  • Championing inclusive and accountable governance, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity and human rights;
  • Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women and girls;
  • Addressing climate change and enhancing environmental sustainability;
  • Stimulating sustainable and green economic growth;
  • Promoting stability and security.

All projects must be completed between the date of signature of the Contribution Agreement and 28 February 2017.


  • Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations;
  • Local academic institutions working on local projects;
  • International, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities;
  • Municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects;
  • Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities through a local office.


The average contribution is (Canadian dollars) CAD 15,000 to CAD 30,000 (CAD 50,000 being the maximum allocation amount for a project). Consult the currency converter for local currency equivalents.

How to apply?

Process to submit a Proposal:

  • Deadline for submission is 17 June 2016 at 17:00. Applications submitted later than stated date and time will not be considered;
  • Only those proposals using the indicated application form will be considered;
  • Proposals must be completed in English or French;
  • As required in project narrative of the application form, each proposal must explicitly answer all stated questions and provide a summary of all project activities. The proposed project budget must reflect the costs associated with each proposed project activity;
  • Proposals should be submitted electronically to the following e-mail:;
  • Applications will be assessed for approval on their merits by a Selection Committee;
  • Due to the large number of applicants, only the successful candidates will be contacted.

For advice and assistance on how to make a submission, please contact: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives Coordinator (CFLI Coordinator) e-mail:

For more information, please visit the official website.

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