Positive Action for Children Fund

Working with our partners to support prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV around the globe.

The 2016 Call for Proposals for the Positive Action for Children’s Fund (PACF) is now CLOSED. Applicants will be notified of on the outcome of their application by August 2016. The 2017 Call for Proposals will open in December 2016.


2016 Call For Proposals

The PACF aims to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and children’s health by supporting interventions that engage affected communities, developing their capacity to participate and lead. This call is focused on non-governmental and community-based organisations that can deliver change at a community level thanks to their links with or representation of the communities affected. Please note: the 2016 Call for Proposals is limited to Large Grant applications only. Large grants have an upper limit of £300,000 over three years and a lower limit of £75,000 (minimum £25,000 per year). No small grant applications are being considered in this round.

Please refer to the PACF Guidance Notes for comprehensive guidance on developing your application, the review process and FAQs:

o   PACF Guidance Notes (ENGLISH)

o   PACF Guidance Notes (FRENCH)

All applications must be received by 23:59 GMT on March 29th 2016. Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted.



Your application should focus on ending paediatric HIV and target one or more of the following five topics areas aligned to the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) WHO strategy. Please refer to the PACF Guidance Notes for further detail on the PACF Topic Areas.

1. Community Interventions Addressing Loss to Follow-up in PMTCT

2. Supporting Positive Mothers and their Affected Families

3. Preventing Unintended Pregnancies

4. Keeping Adolescent and Young Women HIV Negative

5. Identifying Children Living with HIV and Ensuring Early Infant Diagnosis

The PACF supports approaches that demonstrate the PACF values. Applicants should demonstrate how their proposals meet one or more of the following criteria. Please refer to the PACF Guidance Notes for further detail on the PACF Values.

o   Community Focused, Patient Focused and Family-Centred Approaches

o   Generating Demand

o   Addressing Stigma and Discrimination

o   Integration

o   Advocacy

o   Demonstrating Impact (Monitoring and Evaluation)

o   Sustainability


Submitting Your Application

Please submit your application via our online application system. If you have previously registered on this system please use your existing log in details. If you have not previous registered please click ‘sign up’ to create a new account. The system will prompt you to complete a Concept Note outlining the problem your organisation is trying to address, how you will address this problem and your capabilities to respond. Please ensure you complete this form in full (with all required attachments) and that it meets our application criteria outlines in the Guidance Notes.

Review Process

The PACF application, review and grant process can take up to one full year to complete. If your Concept Note application is successful, you will be asked to submit a Full Proposal. Full Proposals require submission of an extensive application, complete budget, logical framework and project time line. Please note that being requested to submit a Full Proposal is not a guarantee that your project will be funded.

Full Proposals will be reviewed by the PACF Board who will determine the final grant award. Please refer to the Guidance Notes for further details on the review process.

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

Peter McDermott (Chair)
Daniella Mark
Dr. Ben Chirwa
Anandi Yuvraj
Angelina Namiba
Brian Ssensalire

If you experience any problems during your application, please contact us at positiveactionforchildren@viivhealthcare.com.