STOP TB call for proposals for Challenge Facility for Civil Society

7 AUGUST 2012 | GENEVA – The Stop TB Partnership has announced a call for proposals for the fifth round of the Stop TB Partnership's Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS): the world's leading small grant mechanism for grass-roots level community work on tuberculosis (TB).

With this fresh round, the Challenge Facility will continue supporting civil society activities designed to attract greater attention from governments, vulnerable people and the public to the prevention and care of this public health threat yet curable disease. Successful applicants, who will receive grants between US$ 5,000 and US$ 20,000, must be civil society organizations, especially at grass roots level from countries affected by TB whose work focuses on advocacy.

The Stop TB Partnership´s Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) mission is to provide support to community-based organizations engaged in advocacy and social mobilization activities seeking to raise awareness and empower communities to become part of the solution in the fight against TB. The Challenge Facility has awarded US$ 1.6 Million to 88 grantees in 37 countries to date.

For this round, in order to address one of the most crucial needs in TB, the special focus of the successful applications should be on activities that build the capacity of civil society to advocate for services and that contribute to the creation of a network of advocates prepared to speak out and raise consciousness about challenges in reaching affected communities with TB care and help solve bottlenecks in TB programmes or Global Fund grant implementation.

Guidelines are available along with detailed information on how to fill out the application form and apply on the Stop TB website.

The deadline to submit your applications is 30 SEPTEMBER 2012.