Last week, the Stop TB Partnership launched its latest round of its Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS). The CFCS is a small grant mechanism for grassroots level community work on TB. Grants will be given in amounts between US$ 5,000 and US$ 20,000 to civil society organisations to do advocacy activities in countries with high TB burdens.

Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director the of the Stop TB Partnership, has said:

“For this round, in order to address one of the most crucial needs in TB,  the special focus of the successful applications should be  on activities that build the capacity of civil society to advocate for services and that contribute to the  creation of  a network of advocates prepared to speak out and raise consciousness  about challenges in reaching affected communities with TB care and help solve bottlenecks in TB programmes or Global Fund grant implementation.”

The deadline to apply is 30 September, 2012. More information can be found here.