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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by September 14th, 2012.
For more information, please contact:
Public Affairs Officer, Embassy of Canada
Level 7 Tower 2 RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Tel: (02) 8579026 Fax: (02) 8431078