The Stop TB Partnership today launched an important call for proposals – its largest to date – consisting of USD 7.5 million to support its Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS). Round 10 of the CFCS will support TB-affected community and civil society organizations to engage in country-level efforts towards advocating, networking, and responding to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the TB response and accelerate action to meet the United Nations Political Declaration on TB global targets on combating tuberculosis (TB) by the 2022 deadline.
As a multi-donor mechanism predominantly supported by USAID and the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria TB Strategic Initiative, the CFCS is the Stop TB Partnership’s grant mechanism for TB affected community, civil society, and grassroots organizations to transform the TB response so that it promotes and protects human rights and gender equality. Strengthening community and civil society actor engagement is an ethical and programmatic imperative in this pursuit.
- The funds will be used to support TB-affected community and civil society organizations to work and contribute towards three key areas:
- Ensuring effective advocacy and engagement of different national stakeholders – including Stop TB partners, donors, private sector and technical partners to monitor and guarantee that the UN TB targets are met by 2022 and to support the efforts to organize a UNHLM on TB in 2023;
- Ensuring and supporting National TB Programme recovery efforts from COVID-19 will contribute to meet the UNHLM targets, including leveraging COVID-19 donor opportunities for TB; and
- Transforming the TB response to be rights-based, gender transformative, and people-centered, aligned with the UN Political Declaration on the Fight against TB and the Call to Action from A Deadly Divide: TB Commitments vs. TB Realities.
Up to 100,000 USD per application.
Country-level initiatives are key to ending TB and proposals from countries will be prioritized. However, there is also an acknowledgment that regional and global level initiatives play an important role in supporting the country-level efforts. Applicants working in any of the following countries or regions are eligible to apply for CFCS Round 10 funding.
For Track 1: Applicants from the following countries can apply:
- Afghanistan,Ethiopia,Kenya,Nigeria,SouthAfrica,Uzbekistan,Bangladesh,Ghana,Kyrgyzstan,Pakistan,Tajistan,Viet Nam, Cambodia, India, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Zambia,Cameroon,Indonesia,Mozambique,Peru,Ukraine,Zimbabwe,DRCongo, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Philippines, Uganda.
- Applicants must be nationally registered non-governmental, community-based, civil society organizations with experience working on TB and CRG. It is possible for there to be more than one successful applicant in each country.
For Track 2: Organizations with regional capacity, representation can apply. Funding for global level networks might be possible as well:
- Anglophone Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Francophone Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
- Applicants must be registered non-governmental, community-based, civil society organizations who already work and support the above regions, working on TB and CRG. Global and regional organizations should be based and work in high TB burden countries and have a demonstrably established network of in-country and other regional partners.
For more information, visit http://www.stoptb.org/news/stories/2021/ns21_016.html