EJAF Pioneer Grants: Supporting Initiatives Focused on an Individual Key Population at Higher Risk


Deadline: 31 October 2016

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is currently seeking proposals for its Pioneer Grants which will be supporting a specific initiative focusing on an individual key population at higher risk – such as men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers and injecting drug users – within an individual country.

Priority Areas

Pioneer Grants can be multi-year, and do not have a prescribed award amount. They must fulfil the following criteria:

  • They must have a focus on service delivery
  • They must be catalytic in nature
  • They must be scalable in design
  • They must be innovative
  • They must operate within one of our programme countries
  • They must be able to track changes such as HIV testing and treatment of programme beneficiaries.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals are invited from organisations working with People who Use Drugs, Sex Workers or Prison Populations only.
  • Concept Notes proposing to work with MSM will not be considered during this call.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the Pioneer Grant Concept Note Template in order to apply.

Eligible Countries

Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Russian Federation, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit EJAF Pioneer Grants.

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