Elton John AIDS Foundation Grants for HIV/AIDS Projects

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) accepts grant applications for its different kinds of grant programs. The foundation seeks to fund frontline programmes that help to alleviate the pain – whether physical, emotional or financial – of those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS, and to continue the fight against this worldwide pandemic so that no one is left behind.

Up till now, the Foundation has supported 1,359 projects with total grant award £80 million.

The Foundation is committed to:

  • No more discrimination
  • No more new HIV infections
  • No more AIDS deaths

Grant Categories

In line with the UNAIDS’s agenda, EJAF’s grant making strategy is built around two key focus areas: vulnerable populations and large scale and grass roots initiatives. Grants can be divided into following two categories:

  • Key Vulnerable Populations
    • Pioneer Grants – A Pioneer Grant supports a specific initiative focusing on an individual key population at higher risk – such as men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers and injecting drug users – within an individual country.
    • Flagship Grants – A Flagship Grant targets a specific vulnerable group through a number of related initiatives within an individual country.
  • Large Scale and Grass Roots Initiatives
    • Support Grants – These are grants which drive momentum towards an AIDS free future because they have the potential to have an impact on large numbers of people.
    • Robert Key Memorial Fund – small, one-off grants to grassroots initiatives that deliver tangible, immediate benefits to people living with HIV.

Eligible Countries                    

  • Africa – Botswana*, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo*, Ethiopia*, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique*, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Asia – China*, India, Indonesia*, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam*.
  • Europe – Russian Federation, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Note: Countries with a asterix (*) are not eligible for Pioneer Grants.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete and submit an online concept note. Speculative applications by email cannot be accepted and all such applications will not be reviewed.

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