Description
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 Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. The grants program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. 

The grants program is managed by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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).
Eligibility

1) Governmental organizations include, but are not limited to, national Ministries, state/provincial authorities, city/municipal authorities and affiliate offices.
2) 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 (‘thinktanks’).
3) 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.
4) 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.

How to Apply

Applicants should first submit a short “Project Idea” using the online system at:
www.tobaccocontrolgrants.org.


Applicants may submit more than one Project Idea, however, duplicate proposals will be deemed ineligible.

Download the Call for Proposals