Canada Fund for Local Initiatives: Call for Proposals 2018-2019

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) supports projects proposed and implemented by community groups, NGOs, regional government institutions, and other grassroots organizations working on local development activities. Since 1997, the CFLI funding for small projects in Mongolia has reached about 6 million Canadian dollars which focused on reducing poverty and strengthening good governance.

This year, we are accepting proposals for projects focusing on the following themes:

  Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;
  Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law;
  Human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition;
 Growth that works for everyone, including women’s economic rights, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, investing in the poorest and most vulnerable, and safeguarding economic gains;

Project proposal submission deadline: May 11, 2018, 17:00 local time
Project implementation dates: July 20, 2018 through February 1, 2019. Projects spanning for two years should be completed by February 1, 2020. 
Maximum funding:  
CA$50,000

Note: As explained in project guidelines please make sure to submit a completed application form, project budget (a. projects spanning for one year; b. projects spanning for two years) and project summary.

Please note that only selected proposals will be contacted by June 20, 2018. Proposals sent after the submission deadline, and proposals that do not meet the project requirements will be automatically eliminated from the selection process.

About us

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) program is a small grants program that the Government of Canada operates in over one hundred developing countries around the world. Mongolia’s Canada Fund program was initiated in April 1997 after Mongolia’s addition to the eligibility list for Canadian development assistance. Canada’s Senate Speaker Gildas Molgat officially announced the start of Canadian aid to Mongolia when he visited Ulaanbaatar in March/April 1997. Ambassador Howard Balloch, on his visit to Mongolia in February 1998, signed an official Exchange of Letters with Mongolia’s External Relations Minister Altangerel, confirming the nature of development cooperation between Canada and Mongolia. The budget for the Mongolia CFLI in 1997/1998 was later set at $150,000. Since then the budget has grown from $150,000.00 to $800,000.00 CDN per annum. Since its inception, the Canada Fund in Mongolia has supported over 370 small-scale projects, predominantly in poor areas of rural Mongolia. In Mongolia, the Canada Fund seeks to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged groups and communities, particularly those in rural areas. Day-to-day administration is taken by the Canada Fund Co-ordinator and the Canadian Mission (Canadian Embassy in Mongolia) remains responsible for all Canada Fund projects.