UNODC HIV/AIDS GRANTS PROGRAMME

''Empowered communities, stronger HIV response''

Apply for HIV Grants for Civil Society Organizations

 

1. CRITERIA FOR THE AWARDING OF GRANTS

This Call for Proposals seeks to provide funding support to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) including Community Based Organisations (CBOs) working in the area of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who inject drugs and people in prisons whose projects are aimed at building capacity of national partners. Community-based organisations are particularly encouraged to apply as the Call is aimed at helping to ensure that people who use drugs and people in prison will receive higher quality HIV services that are better tailored to their needs.

The Grant funding under this Call for Proposals shall be provided under the following categories:

Category 1: Building capacity of the civil society organizations, in particular community-based organisations, in implementation of HIV services and programs

Category 2: Building capacity of the civil society organizations, in particular community-based organisations, in results-based program management and leadership

Category 3: Building capacity of the civil society organizations, in particular community-based organisations, in developing sustainable partnerships with government stakeholders and local partners

Grants may be awarded either for self-contained activities or for activities which are a component of a larger project.

If other funds are required for implementing the project please provide evidence of the secured funding up front.

Furthermore, funds will not normally be given to support travel, meetings, conferences or similar gatherings.

Please note that all the activities to be supported by this Grants programme must be new interventions that would not take place without the funding provided through the Grants award.

More detailed information about the eligibility and selection criteria can be found from the official Call for Proposals document.

Applicants

Only bona fide institutions will be considered (not commercial operations). A copy of the governmental registration document of the institution should be attached to the application to document that the organization works on a not-for-profit basis.

Applicants should be organizations or institutions who can demonstrate prior experience in implementing activities in the area of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who use drugs and in prisons. Furthermore, applicants should be able to demonstrate they have the needed capability to administer the grant.

Size of Awards

Any grant awarded under this Grants programme will be for a maximum of USD 30,000. Every grant over USD 10,000 will be dispersed in more than one instalment based on the cash flow requirement of the proposal.

Selection of Projects to be Funded

The final selection will be made by HIV/AIDS Section on the basis of the criteria outlined in the Call for Proposals, and after having been endorsed by the relevant UNODC Field Office and the UNODC Committee on Grants and External Engagement at Headquarters in Vienna.

2. HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should fill in the Grant Application Template and the Grant Application Budget Template, and submit them together with the copy of a registration certificate to HIV/AIDS Section, to the email address aids@unodc.org no later than 30.03.2017 midnight (GMT+2 hours) - New deadline!

Only duly filled applications  submitted within the deadline will be considered for funding.

For any further questions on how to apply please contact the UNODC HIV/AIDS Section via email aids@unodc.org.

3. OBLIGATIONS OF GRANT RECIPIENTS

Organizations and institutions to be benefiting from the Grants programme will be required to sign a formal Agreement with the UNODC.

In general, organizations and institutions benefiting from the HIV Grant will be required to submit a comprehensive report, both narrative and financial, on completion of the activities financed by the grant. Moreover, the grants awarded through UNODC are subject to audit in accordance with the standard United Nations procedures. For this purpose, records of expenditures (such as invoices, purchase orders and payroll records) must be kept for a period of three years following the completion of activities.

HERE YOU CAN FIND THE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

Call for Proposals

Grant Application Template

Grant Application Budget Template