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Alliance welcomes the Robert Carr Networks Fund


Aids Alliance

We welcome the new Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund, which aims to secure stronger funding flows to civil society networks, to sustain vital work with under-represented and under-resourced groups.

The Fund was launched last week at the International AIDS Conference and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the U.S. government would be contributing $2 million, and Alan Duncan, UK Minister for International Development said that the Department for International Development would also be making a contribution.

Robert Carr was a leading Jamaican AIDS activist who died in 2011. You can read our tribute here.

The Fund will continue Robert’s vision by working to support inadequately served populations to achieve their full human rights. This includes people living HIV, gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers and transgender people.

The total amount for the first year is up to US$5 million, and will be used to improve networks’ capacity to participate meaningfully in decision making, combat human rights abuses and reduce stigma.

The Alliance and its members will not be applying as it is intended for smaller global and regional networks for whom the space in international donor architecture has really narrowed.

How to apply

Networks interested in applying to the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund can find more details in the Request for Proposals and the Application Form.

The deadline for this first round of proposals is 1 September 2012.