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Grants: Supporting Initiatives Focused on an Individual Key Population at Higher Risk


Deadline: 31 October 2016
Principal Office: UK
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is currently seeking proposals for its Pioneer Grants which will be supporting 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.

Priority Areas

Pioneer Grants can be multi-year, and do not have a prescribed award amount. They must fulfil the following criteria:

They must have a focus on service delivery
They must be catalytic in nature
They must be scalable in design
They must be innovative
They must operate within one of our programme countries
They must be able to track changes such as HIV testing and treatment of programme beneficiaries.

Eligibility Criteria

Proposals are invited from organisations working with People who Use Drugs, Sex Workers or Prison Populations only.
Concept Notes proposing to work with MSM will not be considered during this call.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the Pioneer Grant Concept Note Template in order to apply.

Eligible Countries

Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Russian Federation, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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  1. NDI NDUKONG Titus

    Thank you for thinking about funding drug users organizations, as leader of drug users community and prisoners in Cameroon, we aren’t credible each time we try to talk about funding organizations or individuals who work with drug users, this will be a relief first of all and also a great catalyst that shall help our voices count each time there will be a debate or any activity concerning HIV/Hepatitis and Tb prevention.

  2. Ugwuagbo Paulhenry junior

    Thanks for founding DU’S (Drug Users) organisation and to protect the right of people who use Drugs and our voice will be heard for help for Harm reduction,This will be a great relief and impact to our community, Thanks for budgeting for our community.( people who drugs )

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