Funding Opportunities and Awards

Major Funding Announced for Small and Medium International Cooperation Organizations  

Global Affairs Canada

Together with the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Council for International Cooperation (ICN) we are pleased to announce that Global Affairs Canada has launched the 2017 Call for Preliminary Proposals – Development Impact Window – Canadian Small and Medium Organizations (SMOs) for Impact and Innovation. The launch follows substantial research and many years of national planning and discussions by the ICN on behalf of SMOs from coast to coast to coast.

The Development Impact Window is one of three components of a $100 million allocation toward a five-year pilot initiative supporting SMOs for international assistance. This fund was announced by the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Cooperation and La Francophonie on May 9th, 2017, and is aligned with Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy. The other two components are a Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT), and a capacity-building program, also for SMOs. We anticipate details of these components will be released soon.

More information on the launch of the fund can be found on the Global Affairs Canada web page. 

Read the full press release.

Listen to a webinar on the Preliminary Proposal Process delivered by Global Affairs on November 28th, 2017.

For more funding opportunities from Global Affairs Canada, visit Be sure to regularly check current open calls for proposals.

Results-Based Management for International Assistance Programming:  A How-To Guide

Global Affairs Canada recently released and updated guide to help their partners understand how to design and manage projects or programs for results.  Read the guide.

Apply by January 15, 2018 for CIP
(Community Initiatives Program) funding

Community Initiatives Program

CIP funds initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by:
  • Reinvesting revenues generated from provincial lotteries to communities;
  • Empowering local citizens and community organizations to work together;
  • Responding to local needs.

Apply for a UN SDG Action Challenge Award

Have you or your organization helped advance Agenda 2030 through a commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Apply now to be recognized as a global change maker by the UN SDG Action Challenge Awards during the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany! We would love to see the work of our members recognized. Find out more and apply.