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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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