The Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Robert Key Memorial Fund: NGOs to apply anytime for Grants of up to £10,000!

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) accepts grant applications for its different kinds of grant programs. One of them is Robert Key Memorial Fund. The applications for these grants  can be accepted anytime with no specific deadline. 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.

Grants are open to organisations that can demonstrate an immediate, tangible benefit for individuals living with HIV. Up till now, the Foundation has supported 1,359 projects with total grant award £80 million.

Available Grants

Applications will be considered for awards of up to £10,000 per year on a rolling basis and may be for single or multi-year programmes.

Focus Areas

The Foundation is committed to:

  1. No more discrimination
  2. No more new HIV infections
  3. No more AIDS deaths

Eligible Countries

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

Grant Criteria

The following criteria apply to the Robert Key Memorial Fund only.

  • Applicant’s organization must operate in one of the programme countries mentioned above.
  • Applicants must be a registered charity/not-for-profit/NGO that
    • Must not exceed £10,000 per year
    • Can be for 1 or 2 years in length
    • Must provide an immediate and tangible benefit to People Living with HIV
  • Proposals must be for a specific project and demonstrate a clear need for support.
  • Types of programmes considered under the Robert Key Memorial Fund are:
    • Small scale interventions or projects working with People Living with HIV
    • Projects that fight stigma and discrimination against People Living with HIV
    • Immediate services such as urgent care or medical interventions for PLHIV
  • Types of programmes would not be supported under the Robert Key Memorial Fund are:
    • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)
    • Awareness raising/prevention
    • Behaviour change
    • Programmes that re-grant or provide sub-grants to other organisations
    • General running/operational costs for your organisation
    • Research Projects

How to Apply

Download the concept note submission template before applying online.

For more information, please visit Robert Key Memorial Fund.


  1. Avatar http://Harrison%20G.%20Daniels says


    I am impressed to see the great work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s and as such, I want to thank the foundation for such a great humanitarian work. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of National Children Foundation & Community Empowerment Organization (NACFCEO) Inc. Liberia extend greetings to the EJAF.

    However We want to appeal to the EJAF to extend the HIV / AIDS program to Liberia. Presently there are more four (4) thousand people affected with HIV / AIDS cases.

    We need a door to door 1. HIV / AIDS Awareness Campaign in Community , Slum Area, especially high Schools , College and University .Local Governance people, Market Places in Liberia and 2. Special treatment and counseling program in various hospital in Liberia.
    We need financial help to fund such program and medication for those affected.

    Since the Ebola out break HIV / AIDS Patients have been forgotten. We need help for these people to provide counseling , treatment, follow up to encourage them to take their medication and if possible shelter to abused women and Children and do referral when there is a need. We need funds, please help in this direction by adding our Country Liberia on the EJAF funding list.

    Thank you in advance

    • Avatar http://Rashmi%20Kanti says

      Hello Harrison,
      For any queries related to Elton John Foundation, please visit the link forwarded by the line “For more information…”. The link will take you to the official website of EJAF.
      Thank you!

  2. Avatar http://Mohan%20Satpute says

    We are Started to Awareness for HIV/AIDS in Community ,Slum Area .Schools ,Collages Students .Local Governance people
    Vellege Panchayat People are Motive d them Bz Stigma And Discrimination for the area .To wants Some Donation for The NGO .Plz Share with us .funds

  3. Avatar http://Phillip%20Fakiri says

    I’m called Phillip Fakiri from South Sudan 24 years old male, i have two (2) projects which i real need help to finance them.
    1. Drilling CBO, most community of South Sudan are dying because of unclean water causing diareah. Therefore this CBO is formed to drill enough boreholes to the community.

    2. Computer Training Center,
    here it is believed that most South Sudanese can’t operate computers. Therefore we opened this trainings to train the local youth to know how to operate their own computer.

    I have all neccesay documents plus the proposal. In case if someone/organization is willing to assist the community by providing clean water for better health, you can respond to my message

    I will forward u the supporting documents


  4. Avatar http://Andiswa says

    Hi. Im an Office Administrator at a Safe Home based in South Africa in the Eastern Cape Province. We provide counseling and Shelter to Abused women and Children and do referrals when there is a need. we need funds, please help!

    Thank you in advance