Funding Model

Before Applying

At the beginning of a funding period, the Global Fund allocates funding to eligible countries for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs. This funding may also be used to strengthen health systems.

To access the funding, countries meet eligibility and other requirements outlined on this page.


Eligibility for Global Fund financing is determined by a country’s income level and disease burden. Countries may be eligible for funding for one, two or all three of the diseases.

See Eligibility for more information.

Country dialogue

Country dialogue is an open and inclusive conversation between different groups of people who respond to and are affected by the diseases in a country. Country dialogue is ongoing, beginning before the development of a funding application and continuing through implementation of the grant. It forms the basis for determining a country’s prioritized funding request.

See Country Dialogue for more information.

National strategic plan

A national strategic plan outlines how a country responds to HIV, TB or malaria. The Global Fund supports efforts by countries to develop and advance their national strategic plans, and encourages them to base their funding requests on these plans.


At the beginning of every three-year funding cycle, the Global Fund communicates to an eligible country its allocation. The Global Fund calculates the allocation funding amount based on a country's disease burden and economic capacity, refined to account for important country-specific factors.

See Allocation for more information.

Catalytic investments

Catalytic investment priorities are a portion of available funding set aside for programs and activities essential to achieve the aims of the Global Fund Strategy and partner plans, but not adequately provided through country allocations alone. Catalytic investments include matching funds, multicountry approaches and strategic initiatives.

See Catalytic Investments for more information.