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Help create an AIDS free future.

Help create an AIDS free future.

Our Grants Strategy

£86M

amount of funding awarded.

1,372

projects supported

We now have the tools to contain and reduce the spread of HIV.

And yet, almost 1.5 million people died of AIDS and related causes last year worldwide. In certain groups – such as Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM), Sex Workers and People Who Inject Drugs – the scale of the epidemic is actually growing, instead of decreasing.The reasons for this trend are not that we do not have the tools and services to address the problem, but due to a lack of access to such tools and services.

We believe this lack of access is driven by stigma and discrimination.

Vulnerable groups are those with the greatest need for help and support, and yet are the same groups who are most marginalised and isolated by their own governments, communities and society as a whole.

We believe that the only way to create an AIDS free future is to ensure that no one gets left behind in the fight against HIV.

We have therefore designed a new strategic response to fit the current epidemic, which will have a much greater focus on key populations at higher risk.

Our Commitments

No More Discrimination

No more HIV Infections

No More AIDS Deaths

The Foundation is committed to:

• No more discrimination

• No more new HIV infections

• No more AIDS deaths

This agenda informs our understanding of what we are achieving.  Monitoring our impact against these goals is central to our grant making strategy.

We also believe in partnership in our funding. As such we want to support the development of approaches and tools that will be used to implement successful programmes.

We want to agree on reporting and funding arrangements that are most efficient for both parties and we seek to champion partners’ work to others.

In line with the UNAIDS’s agenda, our grant making strategy is built around two key focus areas: vulnerable populations and large scale and grass roots initiatives.

GRANT ELIGIBILITY

You may apply for an Elton John AIDS Foundation grant if you fall into the three groups below.

1. YOU ARE AN ORGINISATION

You are applying on behalf of an organisation that is a registered not-for-profit or charitable organisation. We are not able to provide grants to individuals.

2. YOU ARE IN A LISTED COUNTRY

The project you are applying for is located in one of the countries listed.

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3. YOU MATCH OUR PRIORITIES

You may apply, if you match our funding priorities.

Africa

Botswana*, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo*, Ethiopia*, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique*, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Asia

China*, India, Indonesia*, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam*.

Note: Countries with a asterix (*) are not eligible for Pioneer Grants.

Europe

Russian Federation, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Note: For the Americas and the Caribbean, please visit newyork.ejaf.org

Our Grants

The grants we fund can be split into 2 categories based on the nature of their size and goals.

KEY VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

 

PIONEER GRANTS

A Pioneer Grant supports a specific initiative focusing on an individual key population at higher risk – such as men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers and injecting drug users – within an individual country.

FLAGSHIP GRANTS

A Flagship Grant targets a specific vulnerable group through a number of related initiatives within an individual country.

Such programmes will look to genuinely ‘close the gap’ for a specific vulnerable group by engaging in a number of activities ranging from service delivery to advocacy.

Large Scale & Grass Roots Initiatives

 

SUPPORT GRANTS

These are grants which drive momentum towards an AIDS free future because they have the potential to have an impact on large numbers of people.
Support Grants will be targeted at groups within the general population such as adolescents, children, women and girls.

ROBERT KEY MEMORIAL FUND

We also provide small, one-off grants to grassroots initiatives that deliver tangible, immediate benefits to people living with HIV.

This fund is open for application all year round.