Positive Action for Children Fund

The 2013-14 Call for Proposals for grants is now closed. The next call for grant proposals will open towards the end of 2014. 

The call for technical assistance proposals closes at 11:59 GMT on the 15th September.  Please see TA Call Guidelines document.

You can find last years guidance below:

You can find information on how to apply for funding in the ‘Small grantees guidance notes’ further down this page.  There will be a ‘2014 Call for Small Grant Proposals’ discussion group on www.pacfonline.com. Please use this group to ask any questions regarding your application so that others with similar questions may see our response to your query. 

You will need to go through a very simple registration in order to access PACFonline.  If you experience any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us at positiveactionforchildren@viivhealthcare.com

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The PACF targets funding towards projects that deliver in one or more of these areas:

  • Pursuing community engagement, participation and leadership
  • Using patient focused and family-centred approaches
  • Achieving integration between HIV services, and between HIV and Sexual and reproductive health (S&RH) services
  • Generating demand for S&RH and PMTCT services
  • Using an evidence base and generating evidence
  • Supporting or delivering advocacy
  • Strengthening grassroots action and organisations

For each Call for Proposals, the PACF also outline a number of priority PMTCT areas. The areas below are those which were prioritised as part of the most recent Call for Proposals:

  • Community interventions addressing loss to follow-up in PMTCT
    Working with communities to address and overcome causes of loss to follow-up of PMTCT services; objectives should demonstrate how community interventions can improve loss to follow-up of women, children and partners to the local PMTCT services
  • Community advocacy for gender equity in education and health
    Projects by and for the community should promote women’s and girls’ access to education and/or health services; objectives must demonstrate how improvements in access to education and/or health can deliver educational or health outcomes for women and girls
  • Preventing unintended pregnancies
    Improving women’s knowledge of and access to SRH services, projects should enable women living with HIV to exercise their right to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services
  • Community intervention to keep HIV negative women negative
    Targeted primary prevention at a community to level to ensure women who are HIV negative stay negative; with special emphasis on women planning to have families, pregnant women and new mothers
  • Early infant diagnosis
    By using community developed interventions and testing to promote continuing care of infants and young children of HIV+ parents, projects should reduce the numbers of infants who go undiagnosed or who diagnose too late for successful care and treatment interventions

You can find information on how to apply for funding in the Small grantees guidance notes, as well as a document outlining our Review Process.

All final decisions about our grantees are made by our Board Members, who are global experts in HIV.

Prof. Catherine Peckham (Chairperson)
Ayo Ajayi
Philippa Musoke
Dr. Ben Chirwa
Anandi Yuvraj