Challenge Facility for Civil Society
The Stop TB Partnership´s Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) mission is to provide support to community-based organizations engaged in advocacy and social mobilization activities seeking to raise awareness and empower communities to become part of the solution in the fight against TB.
The Challenge Facility has awarded US$ 1.6 Million to 88 grantees in 37 countries to date.
Dear Partners and Friends,
We are very pleased to announce the grants awarded during the 5th round of the Stop TB Partnership's Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS): the world's leading small-grant mechanism for grass-roots level community work on tuberculosis (TB).
Thanks to our donors and partners, with this fresh round, the Challenge Facility will continue supporting civil society activities designed to attract greater attention from governments, vulnerable key populations and the public to the prevention and care of this public health threat yet curable disease. Successful applicants, who will receive grants between US$ 5,000 and US$ 20,000, are listed here.
For this round, the special focus was on activities that build the capacity of civil society to advocate for services and that contribute to the creation of a network of advocates prepared to speak out and raise consciousness about challenges in reaching affected communities and help solve bottlenecks in Global Fund grant implementation.
We hope these grants will contribute to the increase of advocacy for TB and people suffering because of TB.
With best wishes,
Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership