11 December 2013 - Geneva - 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 $ 5000 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 the Stop TB Partnership website.
The deadline to submit applications is 15 February 2014.
The Partnership Secretariat thanks all applicants and wishes them good luck with their proposals.