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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives: Arnold Chan Initiative for Democracy in Armenia 2024 (Up to CAD$100,000)

Updated: Jun 13

Canada Fund for local Initiatives

Applications are now open for The 'Arnold Chan Initiative for Democracy in Armenia' program. This program is part of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) program.

The CFLI is designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, aligning with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement.The program focuses on projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners.

The CFLI aims to support positive bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries, strengthening civil societies by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavors.

This initiative encourages proposals from all regions of Armenia, with a particular interest in expanding engagement with Syunik this year.


Arnold Chan initiative for Democracy finances

Average CFLI Contribution: The average contribution ranges from $25,000 to $40,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD). The maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI is CAD$100,000.


Eligible Recipients:

  • Local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community groups, and not-for-profit organizations

  • Local academic institutions working on local projects

  • International non-governmental organizations engaged in local development activities


Application Process

1). Project Duration: All projects must be completed between the date of signature of the Contribution Agreement and February 28, 2025.

2). Submission Deadline: The deadline for submission is July 1, 2024, at 23:59 (GMT+4).

3). Application Submission: Proposals should be submitted electronically to: ( Contact same email to obtain the application form.

4). Required Documents:

  • Proposals must use the designated application form.

  • Include the required budget document.

  • Proposals must be completed in English or French.

  • Project proposals must explicitly address the gender-based analysis.

  • The proposed project budget should summarize the activities and associated costs.

5). Thematic priorities

All projects must align with at least 1 of the following CFLI thematic priorities:

  • Inclusive governance, including diversity and 2SLGBTQI+, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

  • Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.

  • Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

  • Environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management.



See more details at the Official link for:


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