Grant Name: The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu (2022)





March 6, 2022 at 11:59 PM


The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in countries eligible for official development assistance (ODA), which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the High Commission of Canada. The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries and their civil societies, by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavours.
The average CFLI contribution is $15,000 to $30,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD$100,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI). Consult the currency converter for local currency equivalents. Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the local currency.


Eligible recipients from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati, and Tuvalu include:

  • Local, national or community-based organization (non-governmental and not-for-profit)
  • Local municipal, regional or national government institution or agency of the recipient country
  • Local academic institution
  • Canadian organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities
  • International or regional organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities
  • Intergovernmental or multilateral institution, organization or agency working on local development activities

The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other institutions working at the local level. Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations may be eligible for funding, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects that are consistent with the objectives of the CFLI. Similarly, municipal, regional and national government institutions may receive funding, provided that their projects are essentially local in nature. The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects that deliver measurable results.

How to Apply?

Stage 1: Concept notes

  • Submit a concept note (no longer than 2 pages) outlining expected achievements, main activities and potential risks
  • Get the concept note template from the CFLI team at:
  • The deadline for submitting a concept note is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2022 (concept notes submitted after this deadline will not be considered).

Stage 2: Application form

  • Selected applicants will be contacted in mid-March to complete an application form with a detailed budget with a 2-week deadline.
  • Projects must be completed between the date of signature of the Contribution Agreement and February 28, 2023.
  • Submit proposals or ask questions to:

Funding Amount

Maximum of $100,000

Contact Information


Processing Fee




English French
error: Content is protected !!