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Healthy food policy advocates in Brazil

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator is pleased to invite concept note submissions for the new Healthy Food Policy Advocacy Fund.

About the Advocacy Fund

The Advocacy Fund will provide 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 will be 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 will be 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 preference given to organizations in low and middle-income countries, or 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 12-18 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 on a rolling basis. For applicants based in the Obesity Prevention Program’s current 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.