Applications for Stop TB Partnership Challenge Facility for Civil Society Round 11

The Stop TB Partnership (STBP) is pleased to announce that the call for proposals for Round 11 of its Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) is now OPEN, with the largest ever amount of USD 9 million to be awarded to Tuberculosis (TB) affected communities and civil society to strengthen advocacy, partnerships, and work towards addressing social justice, discrimination, stigma, human rights and accountability within the TB Response.

Deadline to submit applications: 14 March 2022 (18:00 Central European Time)

Challenge Facility for Civil Society Round 11 will build on past investments and leverage new and available evidence to ensure TB is part of the national, regional and global agenda through advanced partnerships and advocacy. The investments are focused on ensuring the strong presence of TB on national health agendas, funding opportunities, community-led engagement, human rights, and gender equality to save lives. CFCS Round 11 will be the biggest ever round with USD 9 million in funding due to the generous support from USAID and support from the Global Fund. Last year’s Round 10 consisted of USD 7.5 million.

Who can apply?

New partners and existing Challenge Facility for Civil Society grantees working at grassroots, national, regional, and global levels from eligible countries, can apply through one of two available funding tracks. Networks of people affected by TB are particularly encouraged to apply.

Track 1: Applicants from the following countries can apply:

 Bangladesh Ghana Kyrgyzstan Nigeria South Africa Uzbekistan
 Cambodia India Malawi Pakistan Tajikistan Viet Nam
 Cameroon Indonesia Mozambique Papua New Guinea Tanzania Zambia
 DR Congo Kazakhstan Myanmar Peru Ukraine Zimbabwe
 Ethiopia Kenya Nepal Philippines Uganda 

Applicants must be nationally registered non-governmental, community-based, civil society, or affected TB community networks or organizations with experience working on TB and CRG.

Track 2: Global and regional organizations from the following regions can apply:

 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 or affected TB community networks or organizations, who support the above regions, working on TB and CRG. Global and regional organizations should be based and/or predominantly work in high TB burden countries and have a demonstrably established network of country and other regional partners.

Available funding

Track 1: applications from new partners can be submitted for up to USD 100,000.

Applications for existing CFCS Round 10 grantees can be submitted for up to USD 150,000.

Track 2: applications can be submitted for up to USD 200,000.

How to apply?

All applications for both Track 1 and Track 2 must be submitted using the Online Application, accessible here.

Application Guidelines, accessible here, and a CFCS Round 11 Information Note accessible here provide information to support the application process.

The deadline to submit applications is 14 March 2022 (18:00 Central European Time).

Additional Information

For more information on eligibility and selection criteria as well as CRG and the work of the STBP please see the CFCS Information Note.

Should you have any questions on the application process please send these to by 23 February 2022 – all questions and answers will be shared publicly on the CFCS website and application site on 25 February 2022.