BI's Strategic Grant Program | PAK-NGOs

In December 2006, the Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use was launched through a competitively awarded grants program in low- and middle-income countries. The Global Initiative is funded by Michael R. Bloomberg and the grants program managed by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Funding Information

  • Proposals can be submitted for grants from US$50,000 up to US$350,000 per year. Project proposals between six and twenty-four months will be considered.
  • Funding levels should be consistent with the scope and capacity of the applicant’s organization. Cost reasonableness is a factor in the consideration of proposals.

Kind of Projects

  • 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, including illicit trade policy in relation to taxation.
    • 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 Article 5.3 policy (this must be in association with strengthening MPOWER policies).

Policy Focus for Pakistan

  1. Increase tax and price of tobacco products
  2. Advocate for implementation of increased size of pictorial health warnings
  3. Establish sustainable funding for tobacco control
  4. Advocate for effective, comprehensive, FCTC-compliant implementation of TAPS and smoke-free at the city and/or province level


  • As part of the Strategic Grant round, applicants within the following ten priority countries may apply: China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Philippines, Brazil, Ukraine, Mexico.
  • 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.


How to Apply

For further information about the Grants Program, including the Call for Proposals, information on how to apply for a grant and the online submission form, visit Apply-for-a-Grant.