KEY SUBMISSION DATES ARE COMING UP. IS YOUR COUNTRY READY?
The Global Fund has begun its funding cycle for 2020-2022 to support country-level efforts on HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. An important first step is to find out which disease components in your country are eligible for funding.
The application process takes, on the average 6-9 months, including the funding request development, review, grant-making and approval. Engaging early will help you to be more prepared for the process. Take note of the submission window for your country below and find out more about the funding process by visiting our website https://apcaso.org/apcrg/funding-process/.
APCASO is mandated by The Global Fund to host the Asia Pacific Community, Rights and Gender communication and coordination Platform (APCRG), (more information here: https://apcaso.org/apcrg/) APCRG promotes and supports community, rights and gender (CRG) approaches to the development, implementation, and monitoring of all Global Fund programmes. This includes the need for evidence-based CRG programmes in all funding requests. It also includes supporting countries to demonstrate how these programs will be sustainable, even after they transition away from The Global Fund support to domestic reliance. Effective community engagement is thus critical in ensuring community priorities, that work to address human rights related barriers and promote gender equities and equalities are included in all funding requests.
As countries in Asia and the Pacific submits Matching Fund Requests, APCRG will be keeping track of these requests and update you their current status. This page will be constantly updated based on the monthly status tracker from the Global Fund website. You may also visit their status tracker here: https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/funding-model/applying/submissions/.
Countries submitting under Window 1
Countries submitting under Window 2
Countries submitting under Window 3
If you need technical assistance in preparing for your submission, you may consider seeking support through the CRG Technical Assistance (TA) programme https://apcaso.org/apcrg/support/.
You can apply to the CRG TA program for projects linked to: situational analysis and needs assessments (including gender assessments); engagement in country dialogue; supporting program design; supporting oversight and monitoring of grant implementation and re-programming; and engagement in sustainability and transition strategies.
In addition, the UNAIDS Technical Assistance Mechanism (TSM), GIZ, and the French 5% Initiative are other important Global Fund-related TA programs in the Asia-Pacific region.
APCRG is there to help you conceptualize and prepare your TA requests. Reach out to us and we will guide you through this process.
Matching Fund Tracker
This section provides up-to-date information on the Matching Funds grants in select countries in Asia Pacific region. APCRG will keep track of these Matching Fund request processes and update you on their current status. Similar above, this section will be updated based on the monthly status tracker from the Global Fund website. You may also visit their status tracker here: https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/funding-model/applying/submissions/.
High Impact Asia
South East Asia
What can civil society and communities do
- Follow up and engage with your respective CCM, PR, SR, or your Global Fund Writing Team on the status of your Funding Request as well as in the Matching Fund process
- Conduct consultations (virtually or otherwise, depending on your country’s COVID-19 preventive measures) with your constituencies in preparation for your community’s comments on the TRP and in preparation for the Global Fund Funding Request and Matching Funds process
- Access the CRG TA Programme or the CRG Platform should you need any support throughout the C19RM Funding Request process
Global Fund directory of CCM officials, members, and secretariats; Global Fund Fund Portfolio Managers (FPMs); and UNAIDS Country Offices: https://apcaso.org/apcrg/ccmdirectory/
Global Fund Technical Guidance and Resources: https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/funding-model/applying/resources/
The World Health Organisation HIV, Hepatitis, and STI Guide for Development of Global Fund Funding Requests for 2020-2022 Funding Cycle: https://apcaso.org/apcrg/sdm_downloads/hiv-hepatitis-sti-guide-global-fund-funding-cycle-2020-2022/