Deadline: 30 November, 2018

HER Voice Fund is giving out grants amounting to USD 2000 for activities meant to influence policy processes. The funds are to address the financial access barriers limiting community based organisations (CBOs) working on AGYW issues to fully participate in various stages of Global Fund processes in the 13 target countries.

About Her Voice Fund 

The Community Rights and Gender (“CRG”) Strategic Initiative has allocated funds to HER Voice Fund to support efforts towards meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and community-based organisations working with/on AGYW issues; into Global Fund and related processes for a period of 12 months.

HER Voice is the result of a collaborative agenda between two key Global Fund Initiatives – the Community, Rights and Gender Strategic Initiative and HER (HIV Epidemic Response) Initiative. While the former is aimed at increasing civil society and community groups’ engagement in national policies and programs supported by the Global Fund, HER Initiative is an effort to reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women, with the technical and financial support from the private sector in 13 countries of sub-Saharan Africa. HER Voice believes that to respond adequately to the needs of adolescent girls and young women, their voices and ideas must be heard. They must have the opportunity to shape policies and programs that affect them.

HER Voice is managed jointly by Southern Africa AIDS Trust (SAT) and Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Services Organisations (EANNASO).

About The Grant

HER Voice Fund is giving out grants amounting to USD 2000 for activities meant to influence policy processes. The funds are to address the financial access barriers limiting community based organisations (CBOs) working on AGYW issues to fully participate in various stages of Global Fund processes in the 13 target countries. Relevant processes include Global Fund country dialogues across the various stages of the cycle (concept note development, grant-making, grant implementation and grant monitoring); and meaningful participation in related processes including but not limited to: HIV national strategic plans, frameworks, policies, guidelines- development and reviews and their accompanying or related monitoring and evaluation and operational plans; as well as  strategies, policies and guidelines related to adolescent health and their well-being.

These funds can be used to support short-term key activities including but not limited to: Transport to attend meetings related to Global Fund processes; meeting arrangements to facilitate dialogue processes by community based organisations and communication processes related to participation in key discussions and forums, among others.

Additional activities that could be supported also include meaningful participation in national legal and policy reforms processes that have relevance and significant contributions to Global Fund supported and related AGYW work in country. HER Voice Fund should complement other efforts such as the information and communication regional platforms, as well as technical assistance opportunities that are already part of the umbrella of the CRG Strategic Initiative.

To Be Eligible You Must:

  • Be based in one of the 13 countries listed in the section eligible countries.
  • Be a registered or unregistered group, network or community based organisation of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) or young people; or a community-based organisation implementing programs for AGYW and/or youth.
  • Be working on or willing to engage in national policy discussions, program design and monitoring processes relevant for Global Fund supported programs; and with focus on adolescent health, HIV prevention and treatment, sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV).
  • Demonstrate community work experience and willingness to mobilise peer groups.

Citizens of the countries listed below can apply:

  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How To Apply

Visit the website www.hervoicefund.org to learn about the Fund.

You can submit your application online on the website, or you can send your application to applications@hervoicefund.org or info@hervoicefund.org

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