Canada Fund for Local Initiatives Call for Proposals Is Now Open

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2023-24 is currently open! It will remain open for project submissions from civil society organizations in Argentina and Paraguay until February 12, 2023. RACI is coordinating the program in Argentina.

On Tuesday, January 17 at 15:00 we will organize a webinar to present the terms and conditions of the call, answer doubts and queries. Those interested in participating in the virtual informative session should register through the following form.

FCIL’s Purpose

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) program is designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries that are aligned with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priorities. The program is aimed at projects conceived and designed primarily by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian Embassy. The FCIL also supports bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries and their civil societies by building and strengthening contacts and supporting local efforts.

Thematic Priorities

All projects must be aligned with one of the following FCIL thematic priorities:

Empowerment of women and girls and the promotion of gender equity.
Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Environment and climate change action, with emphasis on adaptation, mitigation, and water management.

Eligible Applicants


Local non-governmental, community-based and non-profit organizations; Academic institutions working on local projects; International, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities; Municipal, regional or national governmental institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects.


Characteristics of the call for applications


The deadline for applications is February 12, 2023 at 23:59 (local time).

Project activities may begin on June 1, 2023, and end before February 28, 2024.

The average contribution amount for each project is CAD 30,000.

More information on the call for proposals is available in English on the Government of Canada’s official website. A summary of the program with frequently asked questions is also available here.

To apply, interested parties should send an email requesting the application form to indicating in the subject line: “CFLI 2023-24 Application Form Request – Argentina”.For inquiries, please write to