HIV prevention advocacy grants

A man looking into the distance © Frontline AIDS/Tony Kawimbe/Arete/2020 People from marginalised communities need access to HIV prevention services free from stigma and discrimination. © Frontline AIDS/Tony Kawimbe/Arete/2020

We seek applications from civil society organisations for grants to galvanise urgent national action on the HIV prevention priorities in our Global Plan of Action.

We are now closed for applications. The deadline was Friday 14 May, 2021.

About us

We are an innovative partnership of nationally based, independent, civil society organisations united by our vision of a world without AIDS. We are committed to joint action, working with communities through local, national, regional and global action on HIV, health, and human rights.

The Frontline AIDS partnership has been on the frontline of the HIV response for over 25 years working with those who are most vulnerable to HIV. Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, people who use and inject drugs, female and male sex workers, transgender and gender non-conforming people, adolescent girls and young women, and people living with HIV are at the core of our work.

To drive our work, the Frontline AIDS Global Plan of Action sets out ten critical actions that by 2025 will make a significant contribution towards global efforts to end AIDS. The first of these, Action 1, aims to:

…engage with and influence governments and donors to improve access to comprehensive HIV prevention services, including comprehensive sexuality education and harm reduction, to stop marginalised people acquiring HIV.Frontline AIDS Global Plan of Action

Description and purpose of the grants

These HIV prevention advocacy grants aim to support HIV prevention advocacy activities led by civil society organisations in the global south. They should be related to the identified strategic areas listed below. These align with priorities set out in our prevention advocacy strategy.

We wish to focus on these marginalised groups:

  • Adolescent girls and young women
  • Men who have sex with men
  • People who use drugs
  • Sex workers
  • Transgender people


Strategic areas

The non-exhaustive list below gives some examples of the different strategic areas that we are interested in supporting.

Eligible countries

The grants are open to civil society organisations from any country, but we especially encourage applications from:

  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Eswatini
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

Applying for a grant

Key information

  • Grant amount: up to 25,000 USD.
  • Closing date: Friday 14 May, 2021.

How to apply for a grant

  1. Read the frequently asked questions – English | French | Portuguese
  2. Complete the grant application form – English | French | Portuguese
  3. Complete the budget template – English | French | Portuguese
  4. Email your application form and budget template to