Published On: Wed, Jun 24th, 2015

Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use: Call for Proposals

Deadline:24 July 2015

Bloomberg Initiative is a global initiative seeking call for proposals to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries.The grants program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.

Funding Information

Grants will be made available to proposals applying for grants between US$50,000 to US$500,000.

Objectives of the Initiative

  • To refine and optimize tobacco control programs to help smokers stop using tobacco and to prevent children from starting.
  • To support public sector efforts to pass and enforce key laws and implement effective policies, including taxing cigarettes, preventing smuggling, altering the image of tobacco and protecting workers from exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • To support advocates’ efforts to educate communities about the harms of tobacco and to enhance tobacco control activities that work towards a tobacco-free world.
  • To develop a rigorous system to monitor the status of global tobacco use.

Priorities

Priority is given to projects that lead to sustainable improvements in tobacco control laws, regulations, policies and programs at the national or sub-national level including:

  • Tax and price measures, including anti-smuggling measures.
  • Direct and indirect advertising bans and effective enforcement of bans, including promotion and sponsorship.
  • Establishment of smoke-free workplaces and public places, and effective enforcement of smoke-free policies.
  • Implementation of graphic warning labels on tobacco products.
  • Other evidence-based regulatory/legislative initiatives.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Governmental and non-governmental organizations based in low-and middle-income countries are eligible to apply for the grants.
  • Applicants must be recognized legal entities capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should first submit a short “project idea” online at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Bloomberg Initiative.

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