The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), is currently accepting applications for the Healthy Food Policy Advocacy Fund to help advance promising legislative or regulatory efforts on healthy food policy.
The purpose of the Advocacy Fund is to support the adoption of evidence-informed healthy food policies by investing in timebound and strategic campaigns, and in doing so, grow both the food policy evidence base and a global network of advocates.
Advocacy Fund grants are intended to support urgent, short-term campaigns in response to needs and opportunities related to healthy food policies.
- Taxes on sweetened beverages and/or ultra-processed food
- Front-of-package warning labeling (FOPL)
- Restrictions on marketing of unhealthy food and beverages
- Healthy food environments and food procurement and service policies in the public sector, including schools
- The Advocacy Fund provides grants to legally registered not-for-profit entities based in low- and middle-income countries. Advocacy Fund grants are available for fast-breaking policy opportunities and/or campaigns to improve healthy food policy. Applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Applicant must be working on a specific policy objective that is concrete and ideally achievable within approximately 12-18 months.
- Policy objective may be national or subnational and could have broader regional or global influence.
- Applicants must demonstrate that the grant will help address an opportunity and that there are clear benefits or reasons for the need to secure funding.
- Applicants should preferably focus on a specific policy campaign rather than working across multiple policy priorities.
- Applicants with experience in carrying out advocacy campaigns for policy change is a plus.
- The Advocacy Fund will not accept:
- Applicants based in high-income countries.
- Applicants based in any of the Food Policy Program’s Focus countries (Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico and South Africa).
- Applicants that currently receive or have received funding within the last three years from any manufacturer or wholesaler of ultra-processed foods or sugar-sweetened beverages or from any entity that represents the interests of this industry.
- Applicants focused on research or policy evaluation.
- Finally, applicants should note that grant funds cannot be used to support or oppose candidates for elected office.
- Note: Organizations from Ethiopia, Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand (priority countries of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Cardiovascular Health (CVH) Program) can apply and will be evaluated by GHAI through the formal review process and referred to the CVH Program for their consideration on potential funding.
For more information, visit Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI).