Founded in 2012, the Robert Carr Fund is a leading international pooled fund that supports global and regional civil society networks responding to HIV.
The Fund contributes to improved health, inclusion and wellbeing of inadequately served populations (ISPs) by funding networks to sustain and build organizational capacity, programmatic capacity, and regional and global collaborations.
The Robert Carr Fund (RCF) recognizes that programming to strengthen social enablers, human rights and gender equality, as well as responses led by communities of ISPs, are complex, and require longer-term investments.
Therefore, the RCF intends, in this funding cycle, to support continuity, so that well-performing existing partners can build on their achievements.
At the same time, the RCF wishes to encourage applications from new, emerging networks, especially those which represent populations and regions which are current under-served in the fund portfolio.
Global and regional networks and consortia of networks, which meet the definitions and criteria set by this RFP, are invited to apply for a grant to support core funding and / or activity needs of the networks and / or consortia for three years (2022-2024).
Utilize This Offer
To be eligible for the 2022-2024 grant, applicants must:
1. Address the health, social inclusion and wellbeing of inadequately served populations (ISPs);
2. Be a civil society network and / or a consortium of civil society networks;
3. Operate regionally and / or globally;
4. Be from the civil society sector; and
5. Be led by ISPs.
Note: Networks / consortia which are not led by ISPs are also eligible.
However, where ISP leadership exists, these networks will be prioritized.
Furthermore, non-ISP led networks are also eligible but must demonstrate meaningful engagement of ISPs in the work of the organization.
"Inadequately served populations" (ISP) are populations facing a high HIV risk, mortality and / or morbidity compared to the general population, and, at the same time, facing systematic human rights violations and barriers to information and services.
The Robert Carr Fund (RCF) has three strategic priorities in the 2022-2024 funding cycle:
a) Strengthening movement leadership, supporting the continuity and succession of leadership in the HIV movement;
b) Building organizational financial health and resilience, as well as the sustainability of the HIV response;
c) Support for innovative and creative ideas which respond to the changing context.
Grants range from a minimum of USD 50,000 to a maximum of USD 1,000,000, for three years, depending on:
• the category of the applicant network (regional or global);
• the lenght of time it has been operational.
• to be submitted in English;
• to be accompanied by the required supporting documents;
• to be made via the Aidsfonds Grant Platform and before the deadline.
The online application on the grant platform will remain open until 11 July 2021, 12:00 (noon) CEST.
Funding decisions will tentatively be made public on 1 December 2021.
For more information, please visit https://robertcarrfund.org/request-for-proposals