Guidelines

CANADA FUND FOR LOCAL INITIATIVES
— MONGOLIA —
2018-2019 PROJECT GUIDELINES

Introduction

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) supports small-scale but high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with the six action areas that guide the Government of Canada’s international assistance. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the Embassy of Canada in Mongolia. 

Thematic Priorities

All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:

  • 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;

Organizations eligible to apply for CFLI Funding

  • 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;

NEW! GENDER-BASED ANALYSIS (GBA)

In 2017, Canada adopted a Feminist International Assistance Policy to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world. In alignment with this policy, a Gender-Based Analysis will be a required element of the CFLI project application process. The purpose of this change is to enhance the gender equality outcomes of the CFLI Program.

A Gender-Based Analysis will require applicants to: a) consider how women, girls, men, and boys are affected differently by the problem their project is aiming to address, including to ensure the project does not cause harm, b) consult women and/or girls in the development of their project proposal, and c) ensure that those views inform the project design. 

*Consultations can include, but are not limited to: speaking to women and girls from the local community; speaking to women and other individuals who work for civil society organizations that have worked in the local community; speaking to female and male decision and change-makers, who have knowledge of the local community.

Inadequate completion of a Gender-Based Analysis may affect the consideration of your proposal. 

NEW! TWO YEAR PROGRAMMING

Projects spanning two fiscal years (April 2018- March 2020) may be permitted depending on the project objectives and complexity of activities. The total amount of funding will not exceed CA$50,000 whether the projects span for one or two fiscal years. 

ELIGIBLE COSTS

The following costs are eligible within projects for CFLI funding:

  • administrative and overhead costs specifically related to the project,
  • capital and/or operating expenditures related to the lease and/or purchase and/or building of infrastructure,
  • installation, maintenance, shipping and/or transportation costs, including fuel, computers and communication devices,
  • civic education costs,
  • conference and event expenditures,
  • hospitality costs, excluding alcoholic beverages
  • training and capacity building expenditures,
  • costs of services received by recipients,
  • outreach, communication and information dissemination costs,
  • environmental assessment costs,
  • advocacy and lobbying related costs,
  • legal costs,
  • accounting costs,
  • medical costs,
  • publishing costs,
  • radio and television broadcast fees,
  • facilities and equipment rental charges,
  • research-related costs,
  • salary costs relating to the project,
  • security costs,
  • translation and interpretation fees,
  • travel expenses, using lowest fares possible but not exceeding full fare economy class (international travel expenses must receive prior approval from the CFLI Unit)
  • lease or rental of vehicles,
  • vehicle and equipment operation, installation and/or maintenance,
  • website development and related costs,
  • miscellaneous expenses integral to the project.

The following costs are NOT eligible for CFLI funding:

  • nuclear technologies and facilities,
  • assistance to military or paramilitary organizations,
  • gifts,
  • luxury goods,
  • direct fiscal support to a government,
  • core funding or recurrent costs of an organization,
  • international travel (without prior approval from the CFLI Unit),
  • revolving funds, (that is, funds used to advance loans to individuals, i.e. microfinance),
  • expenses incurred prior to the signing of the CA, or after it expires.

HOW TO APPLY

  • The complete application form including the CFLI Proposed Project Budget (excel sheet) must be submitted to the Canada Fund at: canadafundmn@gmail.com. Applications may be submitted in Mongolian and/or English.
  • Maximum funding amount: CA$50,000
  • Application deadline: May 11, 2018 at 17:00 hrs local time
  • Project deadlines: Project activities should be expected to commence by July 20, 2018 and be completed by 15 February 2019. Projects spanning for two years should be completed by 15 February 2020.
  • All sections of the proposal must be filled out in order to be considered. All proposals must be submitted in Word document format. PDFs will not be accepted.

CHECKLIST

Please note that project proposals which include all documents listed below will be eligible for grant consideration.

Project applications are kept on file at missions in accordance with Global Affairs Canada’s information management policies.

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.