Stop TB Partnership

Challenge Facility for Civil Society

The Stop TB Partnership´s Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) is an instrument to promote the role of communities in National TB Programmes, other platforms and initiatives, especially in countries supported by the Global Fund.

Over the last 6 years, the Challenge Facility provided support to community-based organizations engaged in advocacy and social mobilization activities seeking to raise awareness and empower communities to be part of all the steps in the fight against TB. Five rounds of grants have been awarded since 2007.

The Challenge Facility for Civil Society awarded US$ 1.8 million to 99 grantees in 37 countries.

With the focus of the current call for proposals, the Stop TB Partnership contributes to the engagement of communities and people affected by TB in the New Funding Model of the Global Fund. Challenge Facility grantees are expected to deliver on the categories described here. The Challenge Facility will accept applications from 10 December 2013 until 15 February 2014.


Dear Partners and Friends,

The Stop TB Partnership has today announced a call for proposals for the sixth round of Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) grants.

The CFCS supports civil society organizations in their efforts to ensure that the challenges faced by communities and vulnerable groups affected by tuberculosis (TB) are addressed in national strategies and plans developed to fight TB.

Successful applicants, which must be civil society organizations focusing on some of the Global Fund processes – country dialogue, national strategic planning and the new funding model – in their countries, will receive grants between US$ 5,000 and US$ 20,000.

Applications should focus on creating a greater voice for people suffering from TB – especially those from key affected populations and vulnerable groups - in key national bodies such as the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanisms; and implementing activities that build the capacity of civil society to speak out about challenges and solutions in reaching affected communities with TB care and support.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully examine and follow the guidelines, application form and instructions that are available on this website.

The deadline to submit applications is 15 February 2014.

With best wishes,

Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership