Bloomberg Philanthropies: Inviting applications for ‘Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program’ to support 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.

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).

The grants program does not fund education programs (school-based or otherwise) nor does it fund agricultural or crop-substitution programs.

The grants program does not 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.

Donor Name: Bloomberg Philanthropies
Funding name: Bloomberg Initiative To Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program – Round 25

Deadline: The deadline for submitting Project Ideas is 12:00 hours, US Eastern Standard Time (GMT – 5 hours) on Monday, 3 December 2018 (to see what time that is in your country please check

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Proposals can be submitted for grants from US$50,000 up to US$350,000 per year. Project proposals between six and twenty-four months 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.

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.

Eligible Country: Round 25 is an OPEN Grant Round, so is open to any low- or middle-income country.

While applications are welcome from all low- and middle-income countries (as categorized by the World Bank), the Initiative places a priority on countries with the greatest number of tobacco users. These are: China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Philippines, Brazil, Ukraine, Mexico

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
Apply: Click to view
English: Click to view
Arabic: Click to view
Chinese: Click to view
French: Click to view
Spanish: Click to view

Form (Budget-Budget Example for Project Ideas): Click to view
About: Click to view
Project Idea form: Click to view
Getting started: a step by step guide to submitting a project idea: Click to view
Considerations of an effective proposal: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

Applicants from Africa are encouraged to submit a brief inquiry with their name, email address and telephone number to the following email box:
Applications will only be accepted in English.

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