Bloomberg Philanthropies: Inviting applications for ‘The Bloomberg Initiative’ to supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.

Funding brief: The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program is an important component of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. With funds from Michael R. Bloomberg, through his charitable foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Grants Program is competitive and supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.

A global initiative to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries was launched in 2006 with funds from Michael R. Bloomberg. A competitively awarded grants program is an important part of the Initiative. The grants program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.

The grants program is managed by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

In the first twenty-two rounds of the grants program, 305 grants were approved in 62 countries. Two rounds of grants are awarded annually, an Open Grant Round and a Strategic Grant Round

Open Grant Round (OGR) – An international competitive grant round, open to applicants from any low or middle-income country.
Strategic Grant Round (SGR) – This round is only open to applicants from the ten priority Countries

Proposals must focus on achieving policy change that will lead to substantial reductions in tobacco use.

Priority will be given to projects that lead to sustainable improvements in tobacco control laws, regulations, policies at the national or sub-national level (e.g. provinces, states, and cities), including (but not restricted to):
 Tax and price measures, including illicit trade policy in relation to taxation.
 Direct and indirect advertising bans (including promotion and sponsorship)
 Establishment of smoke-free legislation for public places and workplaces
 Policies for graphic warning labels on tobacco products
 FCTC Article 5.3 policy (this must be in association with strengthening MPOWER policies).

Donor Name: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Funding name: The Bloomberg Initiative Round 24

Deadline: The deadline for submitting Project Ideas is 12:00 hours, US Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5 hours) on Monday, 25 June 2018 (to see what time that is in your country please check

Funding details link:

Funding limit: Proposals can be submitted for grants from US$ 50,000 up to US$ 350,000 per year.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: Project proposals between six and twenty-four months will be considered.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Governmental and non-governmental organizations based in eligible countries can apply for grants.
1) Governmental organizations include, but are not limited to, national Ministries, state/provincial authorities, city/municipal authorities and affiliate offices.
2) Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with relevant advocacy experience aimed at changing or implementing policies including but not limited to civil society organizations, educational institutions (for example universities) and independent policy institutions (‘think tanks’).
3) Applicants must be recognized legal registered entities capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds for the proposed activities and assuming legal and financial obligations.
4) NGO applicants cannot be the recipients of financial support from any tobacco product manufacturer or the parent, subsidiary or affiliate of a tobacco product manufacturer including PMI IMPACT and Foundation for a Smoke-free World.

● The grants program does not fund individuals

● The grants program does not fund education programs (school-based or otherwise) nor is does it fund agricultural or crop-substitution programs.
● Nor does the grants program fund basic research, academic studies, prevalence surveys or cessation services. However, we will consider funding for research that directly supports policy implementation.
● Systematic surveys of adult prevalence are being undertaken separately with the support of the Bloomberg Initiative and are not funded through the grants program.
● Projects should address a strategic gap in national tobacco control and avoid duplicating work already conducted.

Eligible Country: China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Philippines, Brazil, Ukraine, Mexico

Submission mail: Not found

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How to apply:
● Interested applicant may apply through the website (

● Applications will only be accepted in English.

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