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Healthy food policy advocates in Brazil

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator is pleased to invite concept note submissions three times per year for the Healthy Food Policy Advocacy Fund. Please see below for more information on each deadline.

About the Advocacy Fund

The Advocacy Fund provides critical support to help promising legislative or regulatory efforts on healthy food policy priorities cross the finish line. These policy priority areas include: taxes on sugary beverages and/or ultra processed food, front-of-package nutrition labeling, restrictions on marketing of unhealthy food and beverages, and healthy public sector food environments, including schools. In rare cases, proposals outside of these priority areas are considered if they describe an innovative or novel approach to healthy food policy and are based on best available evidence.

A major priority of the Advocacy Fund is expanding the evidence base for healthy food policies, so proposals with strong potential to contribute to this base are prioritized. The Advocacy Fund may also be used to block bad policies that would set negative precedents and undermine positive policy efforts.

The Advocacy Fund is managed by the Global Health Advocacy Incubator and supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Who can apply

The Advocacy Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations, with strong preference given to organizations in low and middle-income countries, especially countries where the policy work will have a catalytic regional impact. The applicant must be working on a policy objective that is concrete and achievable within approximately 12 months. The policy may be national or subnational and should ideally have a broader regional or global impact. Grants will be complemented by strategic technical assistance to funded organizations, drawing on expertise and experience from GHAI partners around the world.

How to apply

Interested applicants should fill out this form to submit a concept note. Concept notes, followed by applications, are accepted, reviewed, and awarded three times annually. The deadlines are as follows:

  • January 31st
  • May 31st
  • September 30th

Additional information:

  • For each deadline, concept notes will be reviewed by an external committee during the following month (February, June or October).
  • You should receive a response within 45 days from the deadline. Feel free to contact us after that time if you have not heard from us.
  • For applicants based in the Food Policy program’s focus countries (Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico and South Africa), please contact op@advocacyincubator.org with “Potential Focus Country Partnership” in the subject line.
  • For questions regarding the Advocacy Fund, including the application process, please contact healthyfoodpolicy@advocacyincubator.org.