Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Nigeria (2024)

This informs the public about the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Nigeria (2024), Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe. Details about the Program are given below. 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.

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives Nigeria 2024

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.

Program Details

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 $30,000 to $60,000 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.


  • Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations,
  • Local academic institutions working on local projects,
  • International non-governmental organizations working on local development activities,
  • Intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities and
  • Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are 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

For those interested in the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives Nigeria 2024. Open this link to start the application process.
  • All projects must be completed between the date of signature of the Contribution Agreement and February 15, 2025.
  • The deadline for submission is May 10, 2024, at 23:59 (GMT+1). Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Proposals should be submitted electronically to the following email:
  • Only those proposals using the designated application form and including the required budget document will be considered.
  • For more information on the types of activities and costs that are eligible for CFLI funding, please refer to the list of CFLI approved activities and costs.
  • Proposals must be completed in English or French.
  • Project proposals must explicitly answer all questions in the CFLI project application form, including the required gender-based analysis. The proposed project budget should summarize the proposed activities and associated costs.
  • Applications will be assessed for approval on their merits by a selection committee.
  • Due to the large number of applicants, only the successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Project Application for Funding Form (.pdf, 249.15 KB):
  • Project applications are kept on file at missions in accordance with Global Affairs Canada’s information management policies.
  • Projects spanning 2 fiscal years (April 2024 to March 2026) may be permitted depending on the project objectives and the complexity of activities.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 10 May 2024.

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