The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) seeks to provide funding support to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) particularly Community Based Organisations (CBOs) working in the area of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who use drugs and people in prison to ensure quality HIV services that are tailored to their needs.
This Call for Proposals takes into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of this Grants programme.
The main objective of this Grants programme is:
- To strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations — in particular community-based organizations – to address HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who inject drugs and people in prisons.’
- Award amounts Proposals with budgets not exceeding 20,000 USD will be considered for award.
- All activities financed by this Grants programme must be implemented by October 31st, 2021.
Thematic Focus and Priority Issues
This Call for Proposals seeks to provide funding support to Civil Society Organisations (CS0s) including Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) working in the area of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who inject drugs and people in prisons to ensure that PWUD and people in prison receive quality HIV services that are tailored to their needs.
Grant funding under this Call for Proposals shall be provided under the following three categories:
Category 1: Supporting civil society organizations, in particular community-based organisations, in developing and implementing evidence-based and gender-responsive HIV services for people in prison including:
- sexual and reproductive health care sen-ices for women in prison; continuity of HIV and TB services for people at all stages in the criminal justice process (from arrest to post-release), including drug overdose prevention and management; HIV testing and treatment in line with international guidance and medical ethics;
- peer-led information, education and communication for communicable diseases such as HIV, TB, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, and COVID-19
Category 2: Supporting civil society organizations, in particular, community-based organizations, in the design and implementation of HIV peer-to-peer services and programmes for PWUD
- planning development and implementation of HIV interventions among people who use drugs, in line with relevant UNODC and WHO normative guidance planning, development and implementation of 1-1R7 prevention, treatment and care services service for and with women who use drugs
- planning, development and implementation of innovative interventions designed to ensure the continuity and sustainability of harm reduction and other low- threshold services for PWUDs during the COVD3-19 epidemic
Category 3: Supporting civil society organizations, in particular, community-based organisations in developing sustainable partnerships with law enforcement officials, health and social sector to facilitate access to HIV prevention and care services for people who use drugs, such as:
- sensitising law enforcement officials about harm reduction services in the context of HIV (and during COVID-19)
- training CSOs to sensitise police and advocate for greater access of PWUD to HIV and other treatment services (during COVID-19)
- creating a space for law enforcement agencies and CSOs to share respective positions, concerns and ideas
- planning, developing and piloting diversion services/police referral mechanisms to harm reduction services, based on partnerships between CSOs, police, and health and social services.
In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
- be a non-profit making organisation (CSOs including NG0s, CBOs) registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered;
- have been registered not less than two (2) years;
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
- demonstrate prior experience of at least two (2) years implementing activities in the area of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among PWLTD or people in prison;
- have a bank account;
- be consistent with UNODC’s values and ethics.