Deadline: 10 March 2015
The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) invites Concept Notes on large and small grants from non-governmental and community-based organizations for the projects focusing on HIV/AIDS that can deliver change at a community level. The Fund aims to support global efforts towards Countdown to Zero: The Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive.
The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) is an integral part of ViiV Healthcare’s commitment to communities affected by HIV and AIDS. It supports organisations across four continents , with special attention given to countries with the most need of PMTCT interventions countries
Focus Areas: PMTCT interventions countries
Grant Size & Duration
- Large Grants: £60,000- £300,000 over three years
- Small grants: £6,000- £40,000 over two years
- Community interventions addressing loss to follow-up in PMTCT: working with communities to address and overcome causes of loss to follow-up of HIV, ANC, PMTCT and paediatric services.
- Community advocacy: for gender equity in education and health, including but not limited to, for positive mothers and their affected families
- Preventing unintended pregnancies: improving women’s knowledge of and access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services and enabling women living with HIV to exercise their right to comprehensive SRH services.
- Community intervention to keep adolescent and young women HIV negative: targeted primary prevention in community, home and schools to ensure young girls, adolescents and young women who are HIV negative stay negative; with special emphasis through all phases of adolescence.
- Early infant diagnosis: using community developed interventions and testing to promote continuing care of infants and young children of HIV+ parents.
Past Grant Recipients
- Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC) – Cameroon
- South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSSDO)- Nigeria
- Hosanna Mapalo Orphans and Widows Care Center Inc. AND Ndola Nutrition Organisation-Zambia
- Health and Education Alternative Development Studies (HEALDS)-India
- 2011 Grant to Infectious Diseases Institute Uganda for the project-Building and maintaining the capacity of Community Based Organisations to contribute to the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV- Uganda
- Non-governmental and community-based organizations working across mentioned countries are eligible to apply for the funds.
- Proposed project must be new, innovative work, not the simple continuation of previously funded activity.
- Smaller Community Based Organizations (CBOs) can apply on behalf of consortia. Larger NGOs are encouraged to name smaller CBO implementing partners.
- Proposed projects must be targeted at adolescents up to the age of 19. Those services or projects may reach older age groups, but their primary focus should be 19 and younger.
- Project must have an objective that is achievable and measurable within the period of funding requested.
- Project must be identifiable as a discrete program of work alongside or within any larger program the organization runs. It should have a name that can be used by the implementer and the funder to describe the project.
- Grant request can be made for at most 25% of an organization’s income for the grant request year.
How to Apply?
- Applicants will need to register their organization on the website before they are able to submit the online application.
- Organizations that registered previous year can use the same login details to access the online system and submit application in this round.
- Concept Note should be submitted with four attachments: a letter of declaration, a list of trustees with contact details, proof of your organisation’s registration and a copy of your latest audited accounts.
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