The Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) strives for a comprehensive response to emergencies threatening HIV service provision for key populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
AFEW International and Aidsfonds respond to these emergencies with small grants for 10 EECA countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan). The grant call is open to registered and non-registered NGOs and CBOs, working in the area of HIV and human rights, with activities ranging from advocacy and prevention, to treatment and care in terms of HIV and co-infections.
The overall goal of the Fund is to improve HIV prevention, treatment and care for key populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
As of March 2021, the Fund raises the maximum amount per grant to € 8.000,-. Only applications with a strong sustainability plan can be awarded the maximum amount, whereas the costs of the sustainability activities cannot exceed € 3.000,- or account for more than 37.5% of the total amount of the grant.
PLEASE NOTE: To submit to the Emergency Support Fund, applicants can fill in an online Application Form. We will not accept any applications by email. The Application Form consists of two parts. Part 1 has to be completed to submit an application. In order to speed up the contracting, applicants are encouraged to already fill in Part 2, providing organizational and banking details, when submitting their application. Applicants are allowed to submit more than one application. Applicants can receive more than one grant.
The Fund will be operational until December 2021; activities funded with an ESF grant should finish no later than October 1, 2021.