The recently launched Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund seeks to provide a more sustainable funding stream that will address key gaps in resourcing needs of global and regional civil society and community networks through providing funding for:
- core costs (all costs related to management, core and support staff – not exclusively related to projects – and office costs), and
- program activities that are directly linked to the results framework (the network’s main goals and objectives; not exclusively related to time limited and/or freestanding projects).
The Fund hopes to offer up to USD$5 million in funding during its first year. Proposals must request between USD$50,000-$500,000 (per network/per year) and can apply for grant support up to three years.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate how core support and program funding will contribute to achieving defined outcomes, and how progress will be monitored. Applicants are encouraged to seek the establishment of relevant collaboration, synergies or division of labor with other global and/or regional networks, as well as with those at national level, as appropriate. Applications from individual global and regional networks organizations are also welcome and will be reviewed with careful attention given to the distinction between these two types of organizations (global or regional).
All proposals must be received by 1 September 2012.
Full details, eligibility requirements and application documents can be found on the Aids Fonds website.
To learn more about Robert Carr, read the inspiring inaugural speech of The Robert Carr Memorial Lecture delivered by Stephen Lewis, Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, at the XIX International AIDS Conference, 25 July, 2012, Washington, DC.