Type of project: Rapid Response Fund grant-making is a funding mechanism to help organisations led by and serving marginalised communities affected by HIV to act quickly in the face of external threats to their HIV-related human rights work, or to respond to urgent opportunities for change in HIV-related human rights. Grants are for urgent, time-specific work to protect or adapt HIV-related human rights work, or to seize urgent opportunities to advance the human rights of marginalised communities.
Location: Caribbean: Haiti; Jamaica; Dominican Republic; Guyana; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago. East Africa: Ethiopia; Rwanda; Sudan; Tanzania. Southeast Asia: Cambodia; Vietnam. Southern Africa: Angola. West and Central Africa: Benin; Cameroon; Chad; Côte d’Ivoire; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Mali; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo.
Eligibility: organisations led by or working closely with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBT+) people; sex workers; people living with HIV; and people who use drugs based in the aforementioned countries may apply. Organisations must have an annual income of less than $1 million.
Grant size: up to $15,000