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,
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