Matching Funds

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Source: theglobalfund.org

These are funds that are made available to selected countries to incentivize the investment of a country allocation in “strategic priority areas” Each funding cycle, the Global Fund sets aside a portion of resources additional to country allocations referred to as catalytic investments in order to address issues which cannot be adequately addressed by the country allocations alone. 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF MATCHING FUNDS?
The purpose of Matching Funds is to incentivize countries to use their allocations in alignment with strategic priority areas, with the global goals of ending HIV, TB and malaria by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). ultimately matching Funds are designed to inspire innovation and ambitious evidence-based programming approaches. 

“The ultimate purpose of Matching Funds is to incentivize countries to use their allocations in alignment with strategic priority areas.”

In order to apply and access Matching Funds, applicants will need to integrate interventions for their country allocation and the Matching Funds in their funding request to the Global Fund.

Countries are eligible to receive technical assistance through Strategic Initiatives which allows them to operationalize matching funds.

MATCHING FUNDS ARE MADE AVAILABLE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

  1. Critical gaps with respect to the strategic priority areas in line with epidemiological context and evidence; and
  2. Potential for catalytic impact (i.e. potential to achieve results beyond a proportional increment to the country allocation). 

THE STRATEGIC PRIORITY AREAS FOR MATCHING FUNDS INCLUDE 

  1. HIV prevention (including initiatives focused on adolescent girls and young women, key populations, condom programming and self-testing)
  2. TB preventive treatment (TPT) for people living with HIV with a family approach
  3. Finding missing people with TB with a strategic engagement in Western and Central Africa (WCA); 
  4. Human rights
  5. Data science in community health.

Matching Funds: Lessons Learned from the 2017-2019 Funding Cycle
 
Based on lessons learned from the 2017-2019 funding cycle and given the significant scale up in the 2020-2022 allocation, the GAC with input from Partners provided strategic direction to ensure approaches leverage the increase in allocations to push for stronger results, maximize impact and avoid complacency. To improve efficiency and underpin impact, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Matching Funds application together with their allocation funding requests.
 
2020-2022 Matching Funds Tracker

Global Fund funding request update

To find out more about the status of your country on GF Funding Request Status (TRP comments, Grant- Making processes) please click the link below
2020-2022 Funding Request Tracker

For more details on the funding request submission status on Matching Funds and to access the funding request tracker visit the following link
2020-2022 Matching Funds Tracker