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Apply now for Global Fund Round 11

18. August 2011

    On 15 August 2011 the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria launched its 11th call for proposals. The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 December 2011. Funding decisions will be made at a meeting of the Global Fund Board of Directors in May 2012.

    For more information on the application process and requirements visit www.theglobalfund.org/en/application. Note that eligibility criteria have recently changed, and funding history has been added as a criterion. All information on eligibility requirements may also be found at this web address.

    For Round 11, countries are required to submit a consolidated proposal, which incorporates financial and programmatic information on current Global Fund support to the country for the disease program. A country can, however, still have multiple Principal Recipients (PRs) and select new PRs, and Dual-Track Financing (having both a non-governmental and a governmental PR) is still recommended. This is explained in further detail in the Information Note on Consolidated Proposals available at www.theglobalfund.org/en/application/infonotes/.

    One important aspect for civil society, including FBOs, to consider including in the proposal is a request for funding for Community Systems Strengthening (CSS). The goal of CSS is to develop the role of key populations and communities, and community organizations, networks and other actors, in the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of services and activities aimed at improving health outcomes. The Global Fund encourages applicants to include CSS interventions routinely in proposals, wherever relevant for improving outcomes. The proposal form and guidelines have been revised to reflect the increased importance of CSS within proposals to the Global Fund.

    Key Actions You Can Take Now

    • Find out more about the Global Fund and Round 11 at www.theglobalfund.org/en/application/. Learn about your Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM). This information is readily available on the Global Fund website.
    • Discuss with your country’s CCM the process of gap/needs assessment and related strategic decisions to prepare a proposal for Round 11. Contact the CCM Secretariat, chairperson or civil society representatives within your country. Over 75% of CCMs also have a faith-based representative.
    • Consult within the civil society sector. Those individuals or organizations that are most aware of the CCM’s plans should share this information with the broader civil society sector, and discuss what next steps should be.
    • Mobilize your civil society and faith-based colleagues and partner organizations to advocate for greater attention to civil society and faith-based contribution and participation, both in CCM structures and as Principal Recipients and Sub-Recipients of Global Fund grants.
    • Get involved in the process to develop a Round 11 proposal. Non-governmental sector representatives on the CCM should ensure that the broader civil society sector is meaningfully involved in the proposal development process, although the process for developing proposals is different in every country.

    Additional Resources

    • Frequently asked questions about Round 11 are available at www.theglobalfund.org/en/application/faq/.
    • A new resource guide, Faith-Based Organizations and the Global Fund: Working Together to Save Lives, is available for download at www.theglobalfight.org/view/resources/uploaded/FBOManual_vFINAL.pdf. This new manual from Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria focuses on different types of engagement, illustrated through images and case studies, and aims to highlight the wide range of faith partners who work with the Global Fund, as well as the unique ways FBOs contribute to its life-saving work.
    • The Aidspan Guide to Round 11 Applications to the Global Fund – Volume 2: The Application Process and Proposal Forms explains the application process, describes what is new for Round 11, and provides guidance on how to fill out many of the questions on the Round 11 proposal forms. It also includes a number of extracts from proposals that were approved for funding in past rounds. The guide is available for free download at aidspan.org/documents/guides/aidspan-round-11-applying-guide-volume-2-A-en.pdf.


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