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And yet, almost 1.2 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.
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 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.
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.
The grants we fund can be split into 2 categories based on the nature of their size and goals.
FUND FOR KEY POPULATIONS IN EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
Through the Fund for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Foundation and partners support initiatives benefiting the populations most-at-risk for HIV in this region.
The LGBT Fund is a partnership between EJAF, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS. As part of the LGBT Fund, small grants are available where LGBT people face stigma, discrimination and violence. More information available at www.rapidresponsefund.org
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.
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.
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.