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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

May 10, 2016.

    For close to three decades, Canada has funded modest development assistance projects in developing countries through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). Over the years, the CFLI has not only provided significant assistance to people in the developing world, but also helped to forge Canada’s relationships with those people, their civil societies and their institutions.
    Through the CFLI, the Embassy of Canada in Kyiv can provide support to projects that are consistent with the following thematic priorities:
    Championing inclusive and accountable governance, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity, and human rights;
    Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women and girls;
    Addressing climate change and enhancing environmental sustainability;
    Stimulating sustainable and green economic growth;
    Promoting stability and security.
    The Canada Fund only provides contributions to projects, and will not cover overhead costs such as those related to the administration of an organization, ongoing or recurring projects, large-scale construction, and purely general budgetary needs.
    Canada Fund projects must conform to the principles of results-based management. As such, projects must clearly outline the project’s expected results and resources required. Projects should also provide basic indicators (measures) that will be used to track progress towards the achievement of results. Projects will be expected to provide a Final Report at the end of the Project indicating progress towards the results they identified in the application.
    Application Eligibility Requirements
    In order to qualify for a Canada Fund grant, applicants must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:
    Be an established Ukrainian local community group or organization, namely:
    Local NGO, community and non-for profit organizations;
    Local academic institutions working on local projects;
    International, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities;
    Municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies working on local projects, and
    Canadian non-governmental and non-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities through a local office.
    Be prepared to submit all relevant registration documents issued by Ukrainian state authorities;
    Have an active bank account at a Ukrainian financial institution and be prepared to submit information about it together with the application form;
    Submit a completed funding application (together with annex) in the form stipulated by the Embassy of Canada;
    Be able to demonstrate a tangible benefit to a target group, with a particular emphasis on women, children, youth, visible minorities, persons with disabilities or seniors.
    The following types of organizations are not eligible for Canada Fund funding:
    Political parties
    Military organizations
    Organizations not legally registered with the Ukrainian authorities.
    CFLI funds can be disbursed to cover costs that are integral to a project covered by a contribution agreement. The CFLI cannot be used to pay for operating costs or ongoing expenses of an organization (i.e. salaries, utilities, rent, etc.).
    The following types of projects / activities are not eligible for Canada Fund funding:
    Nuclear technologies and facilities;
    Assistance to military or paramilitary organizations;
    Luxury goods;
    Direct fiscal support to a government;
    Core funding or recurrent costs of an organization;
    International travel;
    Revolving funds (that is, funds used to advance loans to individuals, i.e. microfinance),
    Expenses incurred prior to the signing of the Contribution Agreement, or after it expires.
    All Canada Fund initiatives must publicize the project’s results through the local media and commit to disseminating the results to other communities and regions.
    Generally, the maximum value for any project is CAD 50,000.00 disbursed in UAH (UAH equivalent could vary because of exchange rate fluctuations). Due to limited availability of funds and expected high demand, it should be noted that funding at the maximum level is approved only under exceptional circumstances. Generally speaking, grants in the range of CAD 5,000.00 to CAD 35,000.00 are provided. Applicants are also expected to demonstrate their commitment to the project through the commitment of additional cash and / or in-kind resources. Please note that projects need to disburse all funds prior to the end of the project completion date.
    The deadline for applications for consideration is the 29th of May, 2016 at 23:55. Once all of the applications have been received, they will be assessed and ranked by the Embassy of Canada against the assessment criteria outlined below. In making final funding decisions, the Embassy of Canada reserves the right to consider other factors. The Embassy of Canada reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.
    The approximate start date of project activities will not be earlier than the 15th of July, 2016. All project activities must be completed (and paid for) by the 28th of February 2017.
    Proposal Submission and Assessment Criteria, Contacts
    Applications for funding to be submitted by e-mail and in hard copy (2 copies) by mail to the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine with clear identification in the subject of e-mail and on the envelope:
    Embassy of Canada in Ukraine
    13A Kostelna Street
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Application for funding
    Name of organization
    For e-mail submission:
    *(please copy both emails)
    Both hard copy application packages and electronic applications received after 23:55 on the 29th of May, 2016 will not be considered and will be destroyed.
    Applicants are required to provide 2 references in support of their application (can be given by previous donors, partners; local authorities if they contribute to project implementation), a copy of the State Statistics Service certificate, a copy of State Registration certificate, banking information with number of account in UAH and SWIFT code.
    Please, note that:
    application documents submitted by e-mail should be sent in MSWord, PDF or JPEG format ONLY. Please do not archive application package!
    references or recommendations in support of applicant should be in English (or, if originally given in Ukrainian, should be translated into English);
    in case of absence of the required State Documents listed above, applicants are obliged to provide a proof of registration as a non-for-profit non-governmental entity.
    Applications for funding are to be submitted in English using the application form (2016 CFLI Project Application for Funding EN) and annex to it (2016 CFLI Recipient Budget). Please make sure you carefully follow the instructions provided in the Application form (in blue print) and in the Budget (in “Instructions” tab). The sample budget is provided in a “Sample Budget” tab.
    Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria:
    Applicant’s management and technical capacity;
    Results-based management approach;
    Communications, dissemination and media strategy to publish the results of the project;
    Integration of gender equality and environmental sustainability;
    Applicant’s experience (successful delivery of projects financed by other donors, if previously received funding from CFLI – results obtained and proved due diligence).
    Application form and its annex are available here. (2016 CFLI Project Application for Funding EN, 2016 CFLI Recipient Budget).
    All applicants will be informed about the status of their applications by the 31.07.16.

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