Funding brief: Stop TB Partnership, with the support of USAID and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria launched the call for proposals for the eighth round of the Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS).
Stop TB Partnership’s CFCS is a unique small grants mechanism that, since 2007, supports innovative community responses to fight tuberculosis (TB). The theme for this latest round of funding is “Communities for Impact”.
To end this epidemic, the Stop TB Partnership working with partners, is driving efforts to find the missing millions of people affected by TB. To facilitate a coordinated and effective response at global, national and subnational levels, the Stop TB Partnership will align CFCS Round 8 with the Global Fund’s Strategic Initiatives on Community, Rights and Gender and Finding the Missing People with TB.
To end TB, there is an urgent need to recognize that community and civil society organizations can strengthen and expand access to quality TB prevention and care services beyond health facilities to settings that cannot be easily reached by public TB programs.
The overall aim of CFSC Round 8 is to contribute to expanding access to quality TB prevention and care services to community- and hard-to-reach settings. Applicant organizations must consider activities that fit under one or both of the following categories:
● Boosting demand and access to TB services
● Improving the quality of TB service delivery
CFCS Round 8 will award grants of up to US$ 40,000 to civil society, community-based and non-governmental organizations working at a national and sub-national level.
Examples of activities that will be considered for funding include the following:
● Boosting demand and access to quality TB services:
Building awareness of TB using original means and involving non-traditional actors (e.g. in schools, places of worship, women’s groups etc.);
Building community networks and partnerships for collective, coordinated engagement and advocacy;
Facilitating dialogue and strategic engagement in the UN High Level Meeting on TB;
Implementing creative advocacy to improve TB policy, governance and service provision; and
Enhancing an enabling environment to reduce barriers to TB services (e.g. human rights, gender, stigma related).
● Improving the quality of TB service delivery:
Developing or strengthening community outreach programs, to link people suspected of having TB to health facilities (especially key and hard to reach populations);
Developing or strengthening patient support group programs, linking services and treatment adherence support;
Introducing novel treatment literacy initiatives; and
Conducting TB community-led monitoring for social accountability.
Donor Name: Stop TB Partnership
Funding name: Challenge Facility for Civil Society Round 8
Deadline: The application period starts Monday, 4th, December, 2017. Applications should be completed by Friday, 12th, January, 2018 (18:00 Geneva time).
Funding details link: http://www.stoptb.org/global/awards/cfcs/about.asp
Funding limit: Up to US$40, 000
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: 28th, February, 2018
Project duration: The grant will cover the period 28th, February, 2018 – 27th, February, 2019
Eligible organization: As below
● Registered civil society, community-based and non-governmental organizations working at national or sub-national levels in the countries listed below are eligible. Collaboration with civil society and community regional and global networks is encouraged.
Eligible Country: Bangladesh, Cambodia, DR Congo, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine
Submission mail: Not found
Other important link:
● Apply: http://www.stoptb.org/global/awards/cfcs/r8/
● Guideline: http://www.stoptb.org/global/awards/cfcs/r8/assets/documents/Guidelines%20Application%20Form%20CFCS%20Round%208.pdf
● About: http://www.stoptb.org/about/
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (http://www.stoptb.org/global/awards/cfcs/r8/).
● Applications must be in English and should include:
Completed application form
Completed workplan and budget
● One proposal per country will be selected.
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