Historic funding available for civil society and communities
to champion ambitious people-centered, human-rights based,
gender-transformative TB responses
Apply now to be part of the USD 13.5 million available for grants from Challenge Facility for Civil Society Round 12
28 June 2023, Geneva, Switzerland: The Stop TB Partnership is pleased to announce that the call for proposals for Round 12 of its Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) is now OPEN.
For Round 12, Stop TB Partnership is announcing an incredible USD 13.5 million to be awarded to Tuberculosis (TB)-affected community and civil society organizations to champion ambitious and strong people-centered, human-rights based, gender-transformative national TB responses, advocacy and accountability efforts to End TB.
UPDATED Deadline to submit applications:
Monday 31 July 2023 by 18:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
With the continued generous support from USAID and the newly announced investment from L'Initiative implemented by Expertise France, Stop TB Partnership is happy to continue the unique type of financial support and investment in civil society and community partners to champion ambitious and strong people-centered, human-rights based, gender transformative national TB responses, advocacy and accountability efforts to End TB and saves lives. It is the largest ever investment dedicated to TB Civil Society and community organizations with USD 13.5 million available in funding.
Peter Ngo'la Owiti, STP Board Member, TB Affected Communities.
"Challenge Facility for Civil Society is the mechanism that has been the catalyst fro enhanced capacity, engagement, and advocacy among TB-affected communities and civil society. It is fantastic news that we again have increased funding available, more countires eligible and France joining as a donor for the first time. We hope that other donors and funding institutions will join USAID and Expertise France in scaling-up their support for TB-affected communities through this mechanism"
USAID has supported the last six rounds of the Challenge Facility for Civil Society- including Round 11, which awarded a total of USD 10.5 million in grants to 100 organizations.
Thanks to the commitment from L'Initiative, Stop TB Partnership is delighted to be expanding the reach of CFCS Round 12 to five additional countries in Francophone Africa- a region that is heavily affected by TB but has been left behind with regards to investment and engagement. Stop TB Partnership and L'Initiative belive it is crucial to support civil society and community partners, empowering the region's voice and involvement in global TB platforms.
This year is a critical year in the fight to End TB- with the United Nations High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB happening in September 2023, and CFCS Round 12 partners will play a key role in ensuring accountability at national level for the commitments made by Heads of State in September. With the ever-growing body evidence for Communitiy, Rights and Gender (CRG) in TB- generated particularly through CFCS-supported activities such as CRG Assessments and community-led monitoring - Stop TB Partnership is proud to support civil society and community partners to continure building evidence and champion ambitious and strong TB responses.
"Challenge Facility for Civil Society is the only platform we have to support and strengthen grassroots organizations from TB High Burden Countries for their TB work. A dream becomes a reality as we now count hundreds of organizations at national and local level that are building a stronger and appropiate TB response"
Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Directo of the Stop TB Partnership
Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found in
About Challenge Facility for Civil Society
The Challenge Facility for Civil Society is the Stop TB Partnership's flagship program, a leading grant mechanism for TB-affected community and civil society grassroots organizations to transform the TB response so that it promotes and protects human and gender equity. The CFCS supports community and civil society actors to engage in community-driven and high-level advocacy, overcome barriers to accessing services , and monitor the TB response to end TB by 2030. The goal of CFCS is to build recognized civil society or TB-Affected Community networks that represent, support and are accountable, so that they collaborate and take part in national and global TB responses
For more information on CFCS and previous rounds of funding, visit https://www.stoptb.org/prioritize-people-human-rights-gender/fund-tb-communities-civil-society