“Gender and HIV” Grants Open Call for EECA and SEE countries

Eurasian Key Populations Coalition (#EKPC), in framework of #SoS_project2.0, is pleased to announce an Open Call for Project Proposals for 2024 Grants Program “GENDER and HIV”.

DEADLINE: 07 May 2024

Contacts for questions and submission: badalyan@eakpc.org

EKPC Grants Program guideline

1. Introduction

Through this Call, EKPC invites proposals from EECA countries (Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan) and SEE countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia) based civil society organizations scaling up access to gender oriented, sensitive and/or transformative HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and assuring that resources are mobilized and utilized appropriately to respond gender gap in HIV epidemic for TRANS*GENDER (TG) and SEX WORKERS (SW) communities.

The goal of this year’s EKPC Grants Program is to contribute to improved health, inclusion and social wellbeing for TG and SW in EECA and SEE. The regional networks and national organizations, which meet the definitions and criteria set by this Call are invited to apply for a grant for up to 4 months duration. The deadline for submission of proposals is May 7, 2024, at 12:00 (noon) CET.

2. Specific Background

EKPC’s “Gender & HIV” Grants Program is developed and launched in response to the pressing need to address the persistent gender inequalities and human rights violations that put TG and SW at a greater risk of, and more vulnerable to HIV. EKPC seeks and will fund innovative and client-centric ideas focusing on actions in Gender and HIV with the following objectives:

· Decentralization of HIV testing services through the removal of normative, legal and technical barriers for Trans*people and Sex workers in EECA and Balkan countries;

· Decentralization of HIV treatment services through the removal of normative, legal and technical barriers for Trans*people and Sex workers in EECA and Balkan countries;

· Identification and systematic addressing of gender barriers to accessing HIV service for Trans*people and Sex workers in EECA and Balkan countries;

EKPC will provide technical support, coaching and capacity building, i.e., adaptation and conduction of Eurasian Gender Academy model, developing gender inclusive institutional documents, i.e. Strategic Plan, Gender Policy, Gender Budgeting etc.

3. Eligibility

Each application received by this Call deadline will be screened by EKPC Secretariat to ensure that it meets the defined eligibility criteria:

  • EKPC issued this call for proposals for international, regional, national and local officially registered civil society organizations in Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
  • The minimum required budget should be 2000,-USD with the maximum being 4000,-USD.
  • One organization can submit ONLY ONE proposal as the main applicant but can be partner in several projects.
  • The project maximum duration can be 4 months or less starting in the 01 July 2024 and lasting until the 30 October 2024.
  • Calibri 11 font size needs to be used with maximum page number for entire application being 15 pages.
  • Applications need to be submitted in English.
  • Attachments other than the documents required will NOT be taken into consideration.

Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be considered eligible for further review by the EKPC Grant Selection Committee and will NOT be sent a notification of this. With the aim to increase coverage with quality HIV interventions, EKPC will pay a special attention for policies and procedures on Corruption, Fraud and Mismanagement (CFM) and whistleblowing as well as Diversity Integrity in project and within applicant organizations.

4. Deadline and application procedure

Interested organizations should submit ONLY the following 2 documents to:  badalyan@eakpc.org

  1. Project Narrative Proposal and
  2. Project Budget Proposal

The detailed information as well as these two documents can also be found on #EKPC website: https://eakpc.org/grants. The deadline is 07 May 2024 at 12:00 (noon) CET.

Applications received after this deadline will not be taken into consideration.