Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund: 2015 Request for Proposals

Deadline: 17 August 2015

The Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund has called for funding proposals for both core-funding and programme support for NPO networks for up to three years: 2016 to 2018. This is an excellent opportunity for NPO networks (local and regional as well as consortia) with a proven track record. Grants range from $100 000 to $350 000 per year for three years.

New and emerging networks can be recommended for funding to the extent that they fill a gap in the global HIV response. Preferably, new and emerging networks will submit an application in a consortium with other global and/or regional networks with a proven track record.

The RCNFs vision is to achieve ‘Getting to Zero’: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, zero AIDS related deaths. Its goal is to support the work of global and regional civil society networks to address critical factors for scaling up access to prevention, treatment, care and support and to protect the rights of inadequately served populations. The RCNF endeavours to make impacts that enhance the quality, effectiveness, relevance and equity of HIV responses reaching ISPs.

The RCNF focuses on networks that address the needs and human rights of inadequately served populations – those at a higher HIV risk, mortality and/or morbidity than the general population, and have less access to information and services. Target beneficiaries include people living with HIV, gay men and other men who have sex with men, women and men who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers and transgender people, but depending on the dynamic of the epidemic may also include women and girls, youth, migrants, and people living in rural areas.