Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2023 – Ecuador (up to $35,000)

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Last Updated on March 27, 2023

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Applications are open for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2023 – Ecuador. The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, 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 relevant Canadian embassy or high commission. 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.

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, human rights and human dignity.
  • Economic opportunities for all.
  • Environment and climate action, including water management.

For the current CFLI cycle, they will give priority to projects implemented by, or involving significant participation of Indigenous and/or Afro-Ecuadorian, people and organisations, or benefiting vulnerable populations in rural areas.


  • The average CFLI contribution is $25,000 to $35,000 Canadian Dollars.


Eligible recipients 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 deadline for submission is Friday, April 14, 2023 at 23:59 (GMT-5). Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

For more information, visit CFLI Equador.

Deadline: April 14, 2023.

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