Rapid Response Fund to tackle HIV-related Human Rights Challenges

31 December 2024

Frontline AIDS

Frontline AIDS has launched the applications for the Rapid Response Fund to support marginalised communities to tackle HIV-related human rights challenges. The Rapid Response Fund helps organisations and individuals to tackle HIV-related human rights challenges, including stigma, discrimination and threats of violence.

The fund helps in three ways:

Providing emergency financial grants to organisations

Supporting organisations to strengthen their capacity for emergency human rights response work

Documenting and sharing best practice, to help influence decisions by governments and donors.

Funding Information

Emergency response grants of up to $15,000 USD are available to organisations across 24 countries, led by or working closely with marginalised groups affected by HIV: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBT+) people; sex workers; and people who use drugs.

Ineligible Funding

Humanitarian relief or direct aid for individuals such as housing, food or medication

Income-generation activities

HIV testing and treatment services

Foreseeable funding gaps

Activities that have already happened

Starting strategic litigation

Fees for conference or event attendance

Activities relating to women and girls, where there is no intersection with LGBT+ people, sex workers, or people who use drugs

Eligibility Criteria

 Your proposal is triggered by a new and unforeseen situation. The situation either:

Threatens to significantly disrupt your organisation’s existing human rights work or;

Your organisation identifies a specific moment or opportunity to advance HIV-related human rights

You have a realistic plan for meaningful change within 1-6 months

Your organisation is based in an eligible country

Your organisation is led by, or working very closely with, one or more marginalised communities affected by HIV: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBT+) people; sex workers; and people who use drugs.

Your organisation has an annual income of less than $1 million USD.

Your organisation has implemented HIV-related human rights projects focused on marginalised communities in the last 12 months.

Apply here
  • Frontline AIDS
  • Amount: $10,000 to $100,000
  • Application deadline: 12/31/2024
  • Funding period: Ongoing
  • Middle East and North Africa
    Asia and the Pacific
    Latin America and the Caribbean
Apply here
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