The Strategic Grant Program is managed by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
A global initiative to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries was launched in 2006 with funds from Michael R. Bloomberg. A competitively awarded grants program is an important part of the Initiative. The grants program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.
- Proposals can be submitted for grants from US$50,000 up to US$250,000 per year. Project proposals between six and twenty-four months will be considered.
Proposals must focus on achieving policy change that will lead to substantial reductions in tobacco use.
Priority will be given to projects that lead to sustainable improvements in tobacco control laws, regulations, policies at the national or sub-national level (e.g. provinces, states, and cities), including (but not restricted to):
- Tax and price measures;
- Direct and indirect advertising bans (including promotion and sponsorship);
- Establishment of smoke-free legislation for public places and workplaces;
- Policies for graphic warning labels on tobacco products;
- FCTC (this must be in association with strengthening MPOWER policies).
- Governmental and non-governmental organizations based in eligible countries can apply for grants.
- Governmental organizations include, but are not limited to, national Ministries, state/provincial authorities, city/municipal authorities and affiliate offices.
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with relevant advocacy experience aimed at changing or implementing policies including but not limited to civil society organizations, educational institutions (for example universities) and independent policy institutions (‘think tanks’).
- Applicants must be recognized legal registered entities capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds for the proposed activities and assuming legal and financial obligations.
- NGO applicants cannot be the recipients of financial support from any tobacco product manufacturer or the parent, subsidiary or affiliate of a tobacco product manufacturer including PMI IMPACT and Foundation for a Smoke-free World.
- The grants program does not fund individuals.
- Applicants within the following 10 priority countries may apply: China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Philippines, Brazil, Ukraine, and Mexico.
For more information, visit https://tobaccocontrolgrants.org/Apply-for-a-Grant