Apply for a grant from the Rapid Response Fund

© Syed Latif Hossain for Frontline AIDS

Coronavirus update

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.

We are receiving and processing Emergency Response Grant applications as normal. However, please note we are not accepting Challenge Response Grant applications during the outbreak.

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 apply for a grant

During the COVID-19 outbreak we are only accepting applications for our Emergency Response Grant. The questions below will help you determine if you are eligible. Grants are available up to $7,000.

Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility, please submit your application by clicking on the button 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.

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

is the Emergency Response Grant 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.

If you can answer ‘yes’ to the following two questions, please click on the Apply button to go to the Emergency Response Grant application form.

  1. Are the people/person you intend to help experiencing threats, attacks, or imminent danger to their health, life or security?
  2. Is it critical that your HIV support work takes place within the next two weeks to address barriers that prevent people accessing HIV services?

Apply for an Emergency Response Grant