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The National HIV/AIDS Commission (NHAC) is inviting suitably qualified civil society organisations, to submit a request for funding under the Public Sector-Civil Society Grant System, to work specifically with the following key populations – men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers (SW), and drug abusers.

Civil Society Organisations, which engage in HIV-related work with the mentioned key populations, are eligible for grants of between Bds $10,000 to $20,000 to pursue HIV-related projects as part of the Second Government of Barbados World Bank HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Project.

This Public Sector Civil Society Grant System, through the work of locally-based organisations, is seeking to further increase the adoption of safe behaviours and increase access to prevention, treatment and social care for key populations.

Additionally, work which strengthens the organisational and institutional structures that govern the National AIDS Programme and increases the use of quality data for problem identification, strategy definition and measuring results, among the key populations, is also of great importance.

The NHAC Secretariat will be coordinating this World Bank-financed project that will be providing the grants over a 12-month period.

Eligible applicants would include: all structured Barbados-based civil society organisation’s which engage in HIV programming; all Barbados-based civil society organisations with a recognised record of achievement in the community and a track record of integrity which wish to undertake HIV programming; and/or all Barbados-based civil society organisations with the capacity to manage and successfully implement the proposed HIV activity/intervention. Charitable organisations registered in Barbados, which are willing to undertake HIV-related interventions are also eligible.

Interested parties should collect proposal forms from the NHAC at its Warren’s office. All applications will be acknowledged, but should there be no confirmation of submission received, the office may be contacted at email csogrants@hiv-aids.gov.bb or at telephone number 310-1000/2.

Proposals must be submitted in writing on the Civil Society Organisation Grant Proposal Form, and must not exceed 10 pages, inclusive of the Form and appendices. Where a joint proposal is submitted, the Proposal Form must be accompanied by a letter of agreement signed by the partnering organisations.

All expressions of interest should be addressed to: The Director, National HIV/AIDS Commission, 2nd Floor East, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens Close, St. Michael BB12001.

Author: National HIV/AIDS Commission

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