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Robert Carr Fund: Request for Proposals (RFP) 2021

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 16, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on July 10, 2021
Robert Carr Fund logo
Robert Carr Fund logo

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.

Applications need:
• 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

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 16
Jun 16

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 18
Jun 18

Thanks, Ana.