COMMUNITY STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Community Strategic Initiatives seek to enable people and communities to improve the quality of life of people living with and those most at risk of HIV.

To achieve this, Positive Action strategy funding is provided in the form of:

Momentum grants (up to GBP 100,000 per year, over three years) 

  • Advancing existing, evidence-based projects to enable sustainable scale-up with other funding/implementing partners
  • Larger financial commitments with expected co-investment with other funding bodies
  • Multiyear (3+), staged-funding programmes 

Innovator grants (up to GBP 50,000 per year, over two years)

  • First-time investments in novel ideas or in new contexts
  • 1-2-year pilot/seed community-led projects
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Innovator Grants

Positive Action invites applications to the 2022 Round 2 funding for Innovator Grants focusing providing combination HIV prevention approaches for Adolescents Young People (AYP) (15-24) in their diversity in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, and Jamaica

These grants are looking at new innovative approaches for addressing the HIV prevention needs of adolescents and young people in their diversity in the focus countries.

According to UNAIDS 2021 report, the Latin America region did not achieve any reduction in new infections over the course of the last decade. With an overall reduction of 28% in HIV infections since 2010, the Caribbean has fared only slightly better. Positive Action would like to invite proposals from the highlighted seven countries that have low coverage of HIV prevention programmes coupled with significant structural barriers that make it almost impossible for key populations to access HIV services.

Positive Action is interested in supporting innovative community-based interventions that demonstrate effectiveness in providing combination HIV prevention across all the three elements highlighted below:

  1. Biomedical interventions including clinical and biomedical prevention: including condom availability, ARV based prevention options, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), STI treatment as a risk reduction approach, harm reduction programmes including Needle Syringe Programmes etc.
  2. Behavioural interventions – interventions that respond to the context of Adolescents and Young People in their diversity including counselling for risk reduction, comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), peer led education programmes, social marketing and digital campaigns, demand creation for prevention options etc.
  3. Structural interventions- influencing efforts that promote the inclusion of Adolescents and Young People in all their diversity for the uptake of quality HIV prevention services, addressing gender inequality and violence, provision of comprehensive sexuality education, economic empowerment, addressing laws that reduce access to services for adolescents’ girls and young women in their diversity.

Positive Action invites applications from 29th April 2022 (00:01 BST) to 25th May 2022 (23:59 BST). Applications will be reviewed by the Technical Review Committee at their meeting in June 2022.

Positive Action will award of up to £50,000 per year over two years (i.e., up to £100,000 over a three-year period). The call is open to both Community Based Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations working at the community level.

Positive Action will be hosting two Webinars to respond to questions that applicants may have. Join the first Webinar at 4pm BST Thursday 5th May 2022 and/or the second Webinar at 3pm BST Friday 6th May 2022.

Click here to download a more detailed guidance note in English.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted through the Cyber Grants Portal. You will need to register your profile to gain access even if you have been a previous Positive Action Grantee.

Completing Your Application

Use the link provided to create your profile and to complete your application:
https://www.cybergrants.com/viiv/innovatorprevention

Please do not email applications to ViiV Healthcare or Positive Action staff members or Positive Action mailboxes. We will only accept applications via the online application system.

If you have any problems accessing the online system please review the FAQs and/or contact the Positive Action mailbox. WW.PositiveAction@viivhealthcare.com

The application window is open until 25th May 2022 (23:59 BST). Applications will be reviewed by a Technical Review committee. Final decision and contracting will happen from June 2022 onwards. These dates are provided as a guide.

Momentum Grants

The Positive Action 2022 Round 1 funding for Momentum Prevention is now closed. Applications are under review and applicants will receive feedback at the end of April 2022.

The next Positive Action 2022 request for proposals will focus on Momentum Grants. Specific thematic area of focus and timelines will be announced at the end of July 2022.

OTHER POSITIVE ACTION STRATEGY FUNDING INITIATIVES

Amplify Impact enables the accompaniment, collaboration and learning needed to achieve the goals of the ViiV Healthcare Positive Action strategy, “Healthy Communities in a world free of AIDS”. 

The Paediatric Breakthrough partners, working with government and community, aim to locate, link, treat and retain mothers and children at risk or living with HIV.

Positive Action Challenges seek to find innovative solutions to a specific issue related to the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

Our COVID-19 Community Emergency Response Fund supported community-based organisations in their work to address the specific challenges that have arisen for people living with HIV or affected by HIV as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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