Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Grants programme funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Questions and answers

How can the World Health Organization (WHO) support applicants?

  • WHO offers technical assistance and advice to organizations preparing grant proposals.
  • WHO guides and assists grant awardees to implement their tobacco control projects.
  • WHO seeks joint grant proposal opportunities at the country level with governments and/or NGOs.
  • Please note, WHO does NOT play any role in the final decision on who will be awarded grants.

How much funding is available for each project?

Proposals can be submitted for grants from US$ 50,000 up to US$ 500,000 per year. Short-term, one-year and two-year project proposals will be considered. Funding levels should be consistent with the scope and capacity of your organization. Cost reasonableness is a factor in the consideration of proposals.

How do I apply and when is the next application deadline?

Applicants should first submit a short “Project Idea” using the online system at:

The deadline to apply for Round 18 of the grants programme has closed.

Last update:

9 November 2015 15:26 CET