The Positive Action For Children Fund: Large Grants Call For Proposals 2016
The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) is an integral part of ViiV Healthcare’s commitment to communities affected by HIV and AIDS. We support organisations to deliver prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services, which empower mothers and children across the globe. Every year, we continue to form new partnerships with community focused organisations; who strive to alleviate the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
In 2009, ViiV Healthcare committed to invest £50 million in the PACF over ten years. In the past five years, PACF has invested £19.8 million in more than 150 partnerships. PACF supports organisations across four continents, with special attention given to countries with the most need of PMTCT interventions: Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Burundi, Chad, Tanzania, Kenya and India.
The PACF aims to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and children’s health by supporting interventions that engage affected communities, developing their capacity to participate and lead. This call is focused on non-governmental and community-based organisations that can deliver change at a community level thanks to their links with or representation of the communities affected. Please note: the 2016 Call for Proposals is limited to Large Grant applications only. Large grants have an upper limit of £300,000 over three years and a lower limit of £75,000 (minimum £25,000 per year). No small grant applications are being considered in this round.
How 2016 Proposals Should Be Targeted
PACF’s 2016 Call for Proposals is focused on non-governmental and community-based organisations that can deliver change at a community level through their links with or representation of the communities affected. Please take into account the following criteria when developing your proposal.
i. New Project
Your project must consist of new work that has not been previously funded. It can include projects transferred to a new location(s) and/or include the expansion of a recently tested model or pilot. It may not be a continuation of a previously funded activity/service.
ii. Community Focus
The PACF aims to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and children’s health by supporting interventions that engage affected communities, developing their capacity to participate and lead.
Community engagement, participation and/or leadership are mandatory requirements for all PACF grants: your proposal must demonstrate how your work will engage, involve or empower affected communities.
iii. Topic Areas
Your application should focus on ending paediatric HIV and target one or more of the following five topics areas aligned to the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) WHO strategy and the UNAIDS Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive:
- Community Interventions Addressing Loss to Follow-up in PMTCT
Working with communities to minimise and overcome causes of loss to follow-up of women, children and partners in local HIV, ANC, PMTCT and paediatric services.
- Supporting Positive Mothers and their Affected Families
Promoting women’s’ and girls’ access to education, health services and/or employment, particularly for those living with HIV within the target community(ies), that deliver positive educational, financial or health outcomes.
- Preventing Unintended Pregnancies
Improving women’s knowledge of and access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services, in so doing enabling women living with HIV to exercise their right to comprehensive SRH services.
- Keeping Adolescent and Young Women HIV Negative
Targeted primary prevention in the community, home and schools to ensure young girls, adolescents and young women who are HIV negative stay negative.
- Identifying Children Living with HIV and Ensuring Early Infant Diagnosis
Community developed interventions that promote identification of and continued care of infants and young children of HIV+ parents, thereby reducing the numbers of infants who go undiagnosed or who are diagnosed too late for successful care and treatment interventions
Please note: trying to address all five topic areas in your application will not improve the likelihood of success and in fact may weaken your submission. Focused initiatives that demonstrate real impact in one or two topic areas are most frequently the strongest proposals.
iv. Positive Action for Children Fund Values
The PACF supports approaches that demonstrate the PACF values. Applicants should demonstrate how their proposals meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Community Focused, Patient Focused and Family-Centred Approaches
Projects that are designed to tackle the needs of the specific community(ies) targeted.
- Generating Demand
Projects that generate demand for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services, HIV services and paediatric testing, care and treatment, by targeting young people, women and families.
- Addressing Stigma and Discrimination
Projects that address and combat the stigma and discrimination attached to HIV and AIDS that presents a real barrier to accessing HIV and SRH services.
Projects that optimise health impacts for patients and clients through an integrated approach to education, prevention, and care in sexual and HIV health through linkages with clinics, government officials and/or other community-based organisations.
Projects that focus on or include advocacy, that help promote the funding and adoption of good practice.
- Demonstrating Impact (Monitoring and Evaluation)
Projects that are committed to measuring and evaluating the impact had in the community(ies) in which the project is focused,
Projects that demonstrate sustainability beyond the life of the grant and/or models that are replicable and scalable by other organisations
Please submit your application via our online application system. If you have previously registered on this system, please use your existing log in details here. If you have not previous registered, please follow this Link
If you have previously registered on SalesForce you must log in via the first link to go through the SalesForce system, otherwise a duplicate record will be created for your organisation. The system will prompt you to complete a Concept Note outlining the problem your organisation is trying to address, how you will address this problem and your capabilities to respond. Please ensure you complete this form in full (with all required attachments) and that it meets our application criteria outlines in the Guidance Notes.
The PACF application, review and grant process can take up to one full year to complete. If your Concept Note application is successful, you will be asked to submit a Full Proposal. Full Proposals require submission of an extensive application, complete budget, logical framework and project time line. Please note that being requested to submit a Full Proposal is not a guarantee that your project will be funded.
Full Proposals will be reviewed by the PACF Board who will determine the final grant award. Please refer to the Guidance Notes for further details on the review
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