Name of initiative
Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) grants

Sponsor/source of opportunity
Stop TB Partnership

Eligible applicants
Civil society organizations focusing on Global Fund processes

Deadlines and timelines
Application deadline: 15 February 2014

Associated links
Guidelines, application forms and instructions

Summary
The CFCS supports civil society organizations in their efforts to ensure that the challenges faced by communities and vulnerable groups affected by tuberculosis (TB) are addressed in national strategies and plans developed to fight TB.

Successful applicants will receive grants between US $5,000 and US$ 20,000. To be eligible, applicants must be civil society organizations focusing on some processes associated with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in their countries. Such processes might include national strategic planning and country dialogue, among other components of the Global Fund’s new funding model (NFM).

Applications should focus on creating a greater voice for people living with and affected by TB ‒ especially those from key populations (e.g., high-risk groups such as those living with HIV) ‒ in national bodies such as the Global Fund country coordinating mechanism (CCM). The proposals should include information about activities intended to build the capacity of civil society to speak out about challenges and solutions in reaching affected communities with TB care and support.

Guidelines, application forms and instructions