Canada Fund for Local Initiatives Accepting Proposals for 2017-2018

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is now accepting proposals for the 2017-2018 time frame.


The CFLI is a program designed to fund small-scale bilateral projects in Official Development Assistance (ODA), eligible countries, which align with Global Affairs, Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed by local organisations. Projects will be selected and approved by the High Commission of Canada for Barbados and the OECS in Barbados. The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada, recipient countries and their respective civil societies by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavours.

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

  • Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality;
  • Promoting human development, specifically in the areas of health, nutrition, and education;
  • Championing human rights, inclusive and accountable governance, democracy, peaceful pluralism, and respect for diversity;
  • Supporting inclusive and green economic growth;
  • Promoting action on the environment, including water and climate change; and,
  • Promoting peace and security.


For further information or a project proposal application, interested persons can contact Antimo Perretta, CFLI Co-ordinator, High Commission of Canada at 246-629-3609 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The deadline for submitting project proposals is 21st July, 2017
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