The concept note is the application to request new funds from the Global Fund for any one of the three diseases or cross-cutting support for HSS. It replaces the previous Rounds-based proposal form, and incorporates the modular template (which replaces the Rounds-based performance framework, workplan and detailed budget).
In the concept note the applicant will be expected to justify why they need Global Fund funds, and how they will effectively and efficiently use this investment for greatest impact in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Concept notes include the following information:
- The country’s disease context, with epidemiological data at the subnational level, and its current response;
- The “full expression of demand”, which is the total amount of funding needed to finance a technically appropriate response to the disease; and
- The request to the Global Fund, which will consist of priority interventions to be funded from the indicative funding amount, and interventions or program elements to be included in the above indicative amount, which may be funded through available incentive funding (if eligible) or through additional resources, if they become available.
- counterpart financing commitments that show how implementing governments fulfill their obligations to sustain and increase their financial contributions to the three diseases and overall health system.