Canadian grants available

Through a local initiative fund, the High Commission of Canada funds small projects in several southern African countries

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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) has opened their call for proposals this year. Through CFLI the High Commission of Canada in Pretoria funds small projects in South Africa, Madagascar, Lesotho, Mauritius and Namibia.

The application deadline is 31 May 2018.

The CFLI focuses on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law; human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition; growth that works for everyone, including women’s economic rights, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, investing in the poorest and most vulnerable, and safeguarding economic gains; and environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management.

Canada is one of a handful of countries with an explicit commitment to a feminist international assistance programme. So all applicants will have to consider how their initiative affects women and girls and men and boys and also show how women or girls have been consulted in its development.

Grants are usually between CAD$10,000 and CAD$25,000

jamlab is proud to have been a recipient of a CFLI grant last year. If you have a media start-up that has a mission that meets one or more of the areas that CFLI is focused on, then you should apply.

To get the applications forms you can email canadafundsa@gmail.com. Follow @CanHCZA or search #CFLI on twitter

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