Types of Projects funded by Community Grants

The following are examples of the types of projects which would be considered for funding. Please note this list is not exhaustive, but is provided to help applicants understand the focus of this funding opportunity.

Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Youth (OVCY)

OVCY activities may include training and mentoring of staff in registered ECD centers, drop in centers or places of safety in Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) accredited courses designed to improve the quality of services provided; training and provision of HTC for children in accordance with National Department of Health (NDOH) HIV testing and counselling (HTC) guidelines and policies, and linking those who test to treatment, care and prevention services; approved evidence-based programs in positive parenting, gender norms and/or behaviour change (please contact our offices for recommendations); adherence support groups; combination HIV prevention and socio-economic approaches; adolescent-friendly condom provision; violence prevention and post violence care; adolescent mobilisation for voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC); evidence-based adherence, disclosure and life skills camps; nutritional monitoring; child protection.

Community Based Care, Treatment and Support

Community Based Care, Treatment and Support activities may include programs that strengthen case management and tracking of clinical and psychosocial needs with appropriate referrals and linkages between the community and health facilities; support national adherence and retention guidelines for HIV and TB; Integrated Access to Care and Treatment (IACT) clubs; adherence clubs and other community support groups; evidence-based HIV care, support and treatment programs targeting key populations (female sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons, people who inject drugs); evidence-based programs targeting priority populations (young women and girls 15-24, men 25-35, migrant workers, prisoners, non-injecting drug users, clients of sex workers); environmental assessments, policy analysis and data use to optimise patient care, improve program monitoring and strengthen access to and quality of services provided.

Prevention and Awareness; including Human Rights and Governance Work Related to HIV

Prevention activities may include community-based HTC, training and quality improvement; community mobilisation for VMMC; programs focused on the reduction of HIV stigma and discrimination; gender based violence prevention; risk reduction counselling; mental health, substance abuse and alcohol abuse issues related to risk behaviour; violence prevention and post violence care; evidence based HIV prevention programs targeting key populations (female sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender, injecting drug users); evidence based programs targeting priority populations (young women and girls 15-24, men 25-35, migrant workers, prisoners, non-injecting drug users, clients of sex workers, military); advocacy initiatives and educational programs to promote human rights, patient rights and access to quality services, and community mobilisation to address social, cultural and legal customs that create barriers to achieving an AIDS-free generation.