Heads up! Stop TB Partnership Announces the Largest Ever Challenge Facility for Civil Society Call for Proposals

In January 2022, the largest ever round of Challenge Facility for Civil Society grants will be announced for communities and civil society organizations from high burden TB countries

Stop TB Partnership is delighted to announce that Round 11 of its Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) will be launched in January 2022 and it will be the biggest round ever with a total of USD 9 million to be awarded. 

The Challenge Facility for Civil Society, conceptualized and coordinated by Stop TB Partnership, is the leading grant mechanism for the empowerment of TB-affected community and civil society organizations for advocacy and engagement in national TB responses, national partnerships and other country-level coordination and decision-making bodies. In 2022, this mechanism will again look to invest in TB communities and networks primarily at the grassroots and national level, but again also through community networks at the regional and global levels.  

“As presented in our recent report, A Deadly Divide: TB Commitments vs. TB Realities, Challenge Facility for Civil Society is the mechanism that has been the catalyst for enhanced capacity, engagement, and advocacy among TB affected communities and civil society. It is fantastic news that we again have an increased pot of funding available, and we hope that other donors and funding institutions will continue to scale up their support for TB-affected communities through this mechanism,” said Peter Ngo'la Owiti, STP Board Member, TB Affected Communities. 

Building upon previous CFCS achievements and expanding the scope, scale, and sustainability of other highly contextual, community-led, rights-based and gender transformative innovations is important. As such new partners and existing Challenge Facility for Civil Society grantees, working at national, regional, and global levels, from eligible countries will be able to apply. Networks of people affected by TB are particularly encouraged to apply.  

Details on how to apply, country and regional eligibility, the deadline for proposals, as well as the selection process will be made available in January 2022.