Call for Proposals: Capacity Building Technical Assistance Fund

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 2 July, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is the Canadian lead agency for development assistance. CIDA supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development.

CIDA is calling for proposals from South African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to help advance the aims of its Capacity Building Technical Assistance Fund (CBTAF).

The purpose of CBTAF is to provide institutional support to civil society organisations that are working to promote good governance in South Africa.  We invite CSOs working in the following areas to apply:

              1)Building Accountable Public Institutions, or
              2) Children and Youth, or
              3) Food Security

Proposals must request support for capacity building in your own organisation.

You may request funding to support a learning exchange or technical assistance between your organisation and an organisation in Canada, Africa or elsewhere in the world, or any other form of training which would build capacity in your organisation.  CBTAF funding CANNOT be used to fund infrastructure, items of a capital nature, salaries, operational costs, medical expenses, team building or individual training. 

Only registered CSOs that have been in existence for at least two years (with two years of audited financial reports available) and that are working in one of the above mentioned areas are eligible to apply.  Each organisation is limited to the submission of one proposal.

The proposal must clearly outline what capacity will be built or improved within your organisation as a result of CBTAF support.

The proposal’s budget may not exceed CAD 100 000.  Projects can be anywhere from one week to eight months in duration.

The deadline for this RFP is 12h00 noon on Monday 2 July 2012.


Five hard copies of the proposal must be received by the CIDA Programme Support Unit (PSU), 2nd floor, Hatfield Square Building at 1115 Burnett Street in Hatfield, Pretoria before the deadline. 

Late submissions will NOT be considered.

Interested organisations must request the detailed guidelines from Ms. Annelie Forbes, Fund Manager at

Only shortlisted organisations will be contacted.

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