Stop TB Partnership launches the Challenge Facility for Civil Society 2019

The largest-ever call for proposals for community and civil society for a TB response that is rights-based, gender-transformative, people-centered and accountable is announced.

The Stop TB Partnership is pleased to launch the Challenge Facility for Civil Society 2019 funding. This year's call for proposals, in alignment with the United Nations Political Declaration on TB and the Global Plan to End TB, is to augment and embed community, rights and gender (CRG) in the TB response for an equitable TB response.

Deadline: Monday, 3 February 2020 (18:00 Central European Time)

About Challenge Facility for Civil Society

Supported by USAID and the Global Fund Strategic Initiative, the Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) is the Stop TB Partnership grant mechanism for TB-affected community and civil society grassroots organizations to transform the TB response so that it promotes and protects human rights and gender equality. Strengthening community and civil society actors is an ethical and programmatic imperative in this pursuit.

Tuberculosis is a disease of the shadows, entrenched in communities that have always struggled to make ends meet and lack many basic needs. People in these communities have increased exposure to TB because of a variety of risk factors, including: poverty, limited access to quality healthcare services, criminalization, and biological factors. These same factors of marginalization and inequity inhibit peoples’ right to the highest standard of physical and mental health and serve as barriers to accessing TB care and support services. And without quality care and treatment, the odds of surviving TB are substantially reduced.

For an equitable TB response that confronts these challenges CFCS supports community and civil society actors to engage in community-driven and high-level advocacy, overcome the barriers in reaching services, and to monitor the TB response so that governments are accountable to the commitments they made in the UNHLM Declaration to end TB.

Who can apply?

Applicants working in any of the following countries or regions are eligible to apply for Challenge Facility for Civil Society 2019 funding.

  • For Track 1: The following countries can apply: Bangladesh, Cambodia, DR Congo, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, and Ukraine. 
  • For Track 2: Regional proposals from the following regions can apply: Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.

How to get more information and apply

For both country and regional tracks please click below to find more information and use the online application. The funding available for applicants is between USD 25,000 and USD 150,000.

Find out more and how to apply

Source: Stop TB Partnership

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By Stop TB Partnership

Published: Dec. 10, 2019, 10 a.m.

Last updated: Dec. 19, 2019, 2:10 a.m.

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