Apply for a grant from the Rapid Response Fund

© Syed Latif Hossain for Frontline AIDS

We understand that COVID-19 is making tough operating environments for LGBT organisations supporting people with or at-risk of HIV even tougher. We also understand that this is an uncertain and destabilising time for many organisations. Please be reassured that the Rapid Response Fund is still here for you. While we cannot provide support directly linked to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are receiving and processing applications as normal.

Should you need any general guidance on COVID-19, please see this publication produced by Frontline AIDS for people living with HIV and their carers.

We are still here.

In solidarity,

The Rapid Response Fund Team

How to make an application

We have two types of grant available, depending on the urgency of your needs: an Emergency Response Grant and a Challenge Response Grant. The questions below will help you identify the right option to apply for. Grants are available up to $20,000.

Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility, please submit your application by clicking on the buttons below. You can also fill out our application form in Spanish, Portuguese or French using the Google Translate tab in the bottom left-hand corner of this page.

While we carry out due diligence checks on every application, we try to process Emergency Response Grants within one week and Challenge Response Grants within two.

If you are awarded a grant, you will be responsible for following our terms and conditions.

Which grant is right for me?

Emergency Response Grants are designed to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) or men who have sex with men (MSM) who are struggling to get urgent access to HIV services.

Challenge Response Grants are designed to help provide non-emergency HIV services for LGBT or MSM people.

Please answer the following questions and click submit to find out which grant is right for you: