Call for Proposals for Small Cultural Project in Canada closing date 15 February 2021

Southern Africa Youth Project has published the Call for Proposals for Small Cultural Project in Canada closing date 15 February 2021

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  • Eligible Country: Canada 
  • Closing Date:  15 February 2021
  • Categories of Organisations: All organisations 
  • Opportunity Type: Call for proposal
  • Submit Application: Online
  • Inviting Company/Donor: Government of Canada
  • Website for Application and information:  Click Here 


Government of Canada has launched a call for proposals for the Capacity Building for Private Sponsorship of Refugees.

Objective: To increase the capacity of private sponsors to successfully participate in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program by filling gaps in existing pre- and post-arrival supports for sponsors and in refugee awareness of the supports and services available to them.
Desired outcomes
  • Sponsors understand their roles and responsibilities and are equipped with tools to support refugee newcomers to successfully settle and integrate.
  • Refugees are aware of the supports available to them and have the tools to live independently in Canadian society.
  • Organizations that deliver sponsor supports are coordinated in their development and delivery of training, resources and tools.
Funding Priorities
  • Sponsor capacity building projects seek to meet the needs of the sponsors and associated stakeholders who work to resettle privately sponsored refugees and blended-visa office referred refugees. Projects must be informed by a clear understanding of the needs of both the immediate stakeholder (individual sponsors, SAHs, G5s, and Constituent Groups) and the ultimate client, the refugee.
  • IRCC has identified the following priority areas and will prioritize projects that address these specific needs:
    • Mentorship and knowledge exchange platforms for sponsors, including Groups of Five;
    • Rural and remote sponsorship community outreach and training;
    • Strengthened Service Provider Organization (SPO)/sponsor connections and coordination;
    • Promotion and development of resources related to the private sponsorship of refugees program developed and delivered in partnership with Francophone Minority Communities; and
    • Research projects that can be leveraged to improve the support, training and outreach provided to sponsors and/or refugees (e.g. different learning styles, etc).
  • Applicants may submit proposals that address one or more of the stated priority areas. Applicants may also submit proposals that do not address any of the priority areas; however, there must be clear links to the outcomes stated above.
Funding Information
  • Total available funding for all projects under this initiative is $3M spread across two years.
  • Funding for recommended projects will be available for a duration of up to two (2) years, ending no later than March 31, 2023.
Assessment Criteria
  • Project relevance
    • Activities are linked to expected/identified outcomes and are relevant to the successful completion of the project.
    • Project outcomes are measurable and there are plans to achieve them.
    • Project outcomes align with the outcomes identified for this funding.
    • Project demonstrates sustainability of impact beyond the funding period.
  • Potential for success
    • Project clearly outlines how target clients (i.e. refugees, sponsors) will be engaged in development.
    • Strategy to engage target clients for delivery of services is sufficient and appropriate, if applicable.
    • Applicant has the capacity, experience, contextual knowledge and appropriate partners (if applicable) to carry out the project.
    • Project timelines are reasonable and achievable.
    • There are feasible project goal(s) with clear link(s) to one or more of the priority areas.
    • The need for the project is clear and supported by evidence.
  • Project cost-effectiveness
    • Proposed budget is balanced. All costs as well as revenues related to the project have been itemized and explained.
    • Project costs are in line with average costs for similar activities. The applicant demonstrates proper and responsible use of funds related to both administration and program delivery.
    • Project demonstrates value for money.
For more information, visit Government of Canada.

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