Request for applications: COVID-19 Response and Recovery Small Grants Mechanism

7 June, 2021

Dear colleagues

This call may be of interest to some of you.

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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: COVID-19 Response and Recovery Small Grants Mechanism –

Supporting civil society and youth advocacy for ensuring service continuity for WCAH

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), together with the the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) and the Global Financing Facility (GFF), is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Small Grants Mechanism, which aims to support coordinated civil society and youth advocacy for ensuring service continuity for women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health (WCAH) in response to COVID-19.

Please find the link here < for: 1) the online application form; 2) the request for applications (RFA); 3) the concept note template, and 4) templates for the budget and budget narrative. The deadline for submission of applications is midnight Eastern Standard Time (12:00 AM EST) on 11 June 2021. Applicants must submit the online application form and include as attachments the completed concept note template, budget template, and budget narrative.

Civil society organizations from one of 36 eligible countries are invited to apply. Eligible countries include: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Applications can be submitted for USD $30-50,000 support for activities to be implemented up to a 12-month period.

MSH is responsible for disbursing, managing, and overseeing grants to country-level civil society organizations. MSH will also provide and/or help to identify technical assistance to grantees, as needed. For questions regarding the Request for Applications or the application process, please contact:<>.

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Julie Lan Anh Hoang, MPH (she/her)

Senior Project Associate

Global Health Systems Innovation

Management Sciences for Health

US-VA-Arlington-All United States

Direct: (703) 310-3522




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Forwarded by: Simon Lewin is a health systems researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health ( and the South African Medical Research Council ( He has a keen interest in how research evidence can be used to inform decisions for health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and at the global level in multilateral organisations such as the WHO. As Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC: and lead for the Norwegian EPOC satellite, he has played a key role in strengthening Cochrane’s work in the field of health systems and in developing Cochrane methods for qualitative evidence synthesis. Cochrane is a HIFA supporting organisation and Simon is a member of the HIFA working group on CHWs:

Email: simon.lewin AT