Challenge Facility for Civil Society
The Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) is an instrument to promote the role of communities in National TB Programmes, and on other high-level platforms, especially in countries supported by the Global Fund. In the last seven years, the Challenge Facility has given voice to community-based organizations and provided support to those engaged in advocacy and social mobilization activities. The goal has been to empower communities to be a part of all the steps in the fight against TB.
Six rounds of grants have been awarded since 2007, with more than US$ 2.1 million to 121 grantees in 41 countries.
The focus of the current call for proposals is to engage communities and people affected by TB. The Stop TB Partnership strives to engage communities in the New Funding Model of the Global Fund. Challenge Facility grantees are expected to deliver on the categories described here.