Global Fund Highlights: What you should know and how to engage!

How Civil Society and Communities Can Engage in the Global Fund Grant-making Processes

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Following the submission of a funding request to the Global Fund, there continues to be a critical role for communities and civil society to play.

This information is an update of the alert prepared by ICASO in 2015 to provide advice to civil society and community groups on how to engage in grant-making activities once a funding request has been developed.

This community update:

  • Describes the steps involved in moving from a funding request to a signed grant.
  • Recommends entry points, resources, and technical assistance available to support communities and civil society during this phase.

This information will be of interest to community and civil society representatives on Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) as well as disease-specific non-governmental organizations (NGOs), vulnerable and key population networks, gender and human right activists, and other groups that participated in the funding request development process.

This information note was co-developed by ICASO and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV.

For more information, please contact Mary Ann Torres at, and Nadia Rafif, at