Funding Opportunities and Awards

Call for proposals – Health and Rights for Women, Adolescent girls and Children

Submission deadline: October 10, 2019, 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Time

The Health and Rights for Women, Adolescent Girls and Children call for proposals is part of Canada’s historic investment to promote the health and rights of women and girls around the world, which was announced on June 4, 2019. Proposals sought under this call will adopt a feminist and sustainable approach to improve the health, human rights and well-being of diverse groups of women, adolescent girls and children.

The total amount of funding available under this call for proposals is approximately $325 million over five years. Global Affairs Canada may fund any number of proposals or none, up to the maximum funding available.

You must submit your application through the Partners@International portal before the deadline. If you are applying on behalf of a group of organizations that would sign the funding agreement with Global Affairs Canada, please ensure that each organization is registered in the Partners@International portal and has uploaded all required documents.

We will not accept any late submissions. To ensure that technical difficulties do not prevent you from submitting your proposal on time, we strongly suggest that you submit your application at least three (3) working days before the deadline of 12 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Please read all portal instructions carefully.

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Inter-Council Network : Fund for Innovation and Transformation

The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is a program of the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils (ICN) made possible through funding from Global Affairs Canada and administered by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC).

FIT is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. The program is open to civil society organizations, social enterprises, post-secondary institutions and the private sector.

FIT will provide successful applicants with $150K-$250 K over a 6-15 month period to test their solutions in partnership with local organizations. The multi-year program aims to fund 50-70 initiatives overall.

In addition, the program seeks to foster collective learning and build the capacity of SMOs through the creation of knowledge-sharing spaces and practices. FIT’s goal is to cultivate a working environment in which SMOs are empowered to experiment, fail, adapt and try again.

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2019 call for concept notes – Development Impact Window – Canadian Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation

The most recent call for concept notes closed on July 10, 2019, please check back for updates regarding this ongoing call.
Global Affairs Canada has launched the second call – a call for concept notes as part of the Small and medium organizations for impact and innovation initiative announced by the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie in May 2017.
The goal of the initiative is to engage Canadian SMOs in international assistance efforts in areas consistent with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.  It seeks to diversify the Department’s partnerships that contribute to international development, improve the capacity and knowledge of Canadian SMOs and their partners abroad to produce results, and strengthen the engagement of Canadians.
Building upon the lessons they learned from the first SMO call for preliminary proposals launched in 2017, the Global Affairs Canada has further streamlined its processes to pilot a call for concept notes as part of the SMO initiative.  The submission of a concept note is the first step of a two-stage application process.  After assessing the eligibility and merit of the concept notes received, we will invite a limited number of organizations to submit a full proposal. An invitation to submit a full proposal is not a guarantee of funding.  Further details about this call, as well as the process to submit an application, are available on the 2019 call for concept notes page.

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Government of Canada : Call for Proposals for Grants to Accelerate Action on SDGs

The Government of Canada has launched a call for proposals on an ongoing basis under the SDG Funding Program for 2019-2020 to support and leverage the work of stakeholders furthering Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Organizations interested in receiving up to $100,000 in grant funding for one-year projects aimed at building awareness, increasing partnerships and networks, and advancing research, are encouraged to apply.
The call is open on an ongoing basis, so there is no deadline for applications. 

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The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) offers grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges.

Call for: Applications
Deadline: July 04, 2019 by 16:00 (EDT)
This call is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university.
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: June 14, 2019 by 23:45 (EDT)
Call for: Applications
Deadline: May 23, 2019 by 16:00 (EDT)
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.

CIP Project-Based Grants

This grant supports projects that enhance and enrich communities by providing assistance to nonprofit organizations. Find out if you are eligible and apply today!

New Funding Available from Canada Service Corps

Need funding for a community project? Check out TakingItGlobal Canada Service Corps funding opportunities.

Young Edmonton Grants

The Young Edmonton Grant (YEG) program supports activities that are initiated, led and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Ideas and projects of all kinds are supported. These grants range from $500-$3,000 and are available for residents between the ages of 13 and 24. Find out more.

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.

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

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

Charity Central:  Centre for Public and Legal Education of Alberta

This website from the Centre for Public and Legal Education offers information and tips on all aspects of operating a registered charity, including registration, receipting, and reporting.