International HIV/AIDS Alliance is currently seeking applications for its Rapid Response Fund

Author: Nikola Benin


Which grant should I apply for?

In order to determine which grant is best suited for your situation, please read the description of the grants on the previous page, and consider the questions below.

  • Are the people you intend to help with this grant experiencing threats, attacks, or imminent danger to their health, life or security?
  • Is it critical that activities take place within the next two weeks to address barriers that prevent access to HIV services for LGBT people and MSM?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then we recommend that you apply for an Emergency Response Grant. These grants should only be used to support activities that respond to immediate and urgent threats to the LGBT community, and where action must happen very quickly to be effective.

Challenge Response Grants are for longer term projects aimed at influencing legal, policy or other developments deemed hostile to LGBT communities and that affect the ability to access HIV services for LGBT people.

Examples of activities that could be considered for a Challenge Response Grant are advocacy activities responding to sudden legal, political or policy developments threatening the LGBT community, paying for short term-litigation, conducting sensitisation of law enforcement or health care officers, community and faith-based leaders, and policy makers, supporting and sensitising family members of LGBT people, pre-emptive security measures, mapping of LGBT friendly facilities, and establishment of or support for safe spaces.

Once you have established that you are eligible, and have selected the type of grant most appropriate for your need, there are three ways to submit an application:

  1. Complete an application form online using the buttons below. This is the quickest way to make an application.
  2. Complete the application form using the Rapid Response Fund Mobile App, which you can download for free from the Google Play Store (only available for Android smartphones and tablets). You will not need an internet connection to complete the form but an internet connection will be needed to send the application form once completed. Any data you submit is encrypted at every stage: on your phone, in transit, and on the server.

    Please note: Currently the mobile app is only available for Emergency Response Grants. The ability to apply for Challenge Response Grants applications using the app will be available soon.

  3. If you are unable to complete the application using either of the above options, you can Download an application form and email it to us at




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