Canadian Embassy welcomes proposals for funding small-grants projects

The Embassy of Canada announced that its small-grants facility is now accepting proposals for funding small development projects in the country.

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) will provide direct funding assistance to community groups, non-government organizations, people’s organizations and in exceptional cases, international NGOs, and government institutions for small projects addressing governance, democracy, capacity-building, economic, and other social development issues.

The CFLI or Canada Fund invites applications for short-term (maximum of 6 months, October, 2012 to March 31, 2013 implementation period) development projects that will have a positive impact on the proposed project’s target sector and participants.

Priority themes for this year are the following:

Democratic governance to ensure security and stability

- May refer to projects that promote respect for human rights and democracy and improve governance in the public sector; may also include partnerships to strengthen civil society, and the security and safety of the individual;

Sustainable economic growth by improving basic human needs and increasing opportunities for women and youth
– May refer to projects that can generate development by creating jobs, increase incomes, and achieve sustainable livelihood

Disaster relief and risk reduction

- In exceptional circumstances, support could be given to projects that respond to disaster emergencies such as relief operations, reconstruction of vital community facilities, or proactive plans and activities that can mitigate the destructive effects of natural disasters

Project proposals may be in the range of PhP 1 to 2 million pesos. Applications must meet specific requirements and respond to the themes indicated above.

Other criteria for selection are viability and ability to complete the project within the specified time frame; clarity and alignment of project objectives to the Government of Canada’s priority themes; relevance and extent of beneficiary participation in project planning and implementation; cost-effectiveness; and track record of proponent organization.

Interested organizations may contact the Embassy of Canada for an application template through email at manil-gr@international.gc.ca. Applications must be received by September 14th, 2012.

For more information, please contact:
Carlo Figueroa
Public Affairs Officer, Embassy of Canada
Level 7 Tower 2 RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Tel: (02) 8579026 Fax: (02) 8431078
Email: carlo.figueroa@international.gc.ca

August 30, 2012 8:42 pm  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Governance

One Response

  1. vic - August 30, 2012 9:45 pm

    Suggestion: Portable kits for water purifying system by a Charitable NGO that can easilly and readilly deployed in Emegency…

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