Supporting effective programmes through grants
A key part of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use is the grants programme, which focuses on low- and middle-income countries that have the greatest number of tobacco users. The grants programme allows people to build their country’s capacity for tobacco control and to run tobacco control programmes that have an immediate and ongoing impact.
Fifteen countries have been targeted, and these are the countries where around 80% of the world’s smokers live – China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
The grants are short-term (one to two years) and will range from US$50,000 per year for a short-term advocacy campaign to US$500,000 per year for a comprehensive tobacco control initiative.
- 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.
The grants program can also support, where improving tobacco policy is their central goal:
- Development of strategic alliances and coalitions
- Monitoring Industry behaviour and practices
The Grants programme of the Initiative is jointly managed by The Union and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK). In the first eight rounds of the grants program, 147 grants were approved in 46 countries.
For more information on the Grants programme and details of how to apply, click here.
Click here to see a selection of successful applicants.
For all grants priority is given to projects that lead to sustainable improvements in tobacco policies, in particular: