The Positive Action initiative is your chance to secure one of ten $20,000 grants to use in the creation and execution of a positive action to help end HIV stigma in your community.
How to Submit Your Positive Action
The E-module: Learn to Create and Implement a Positive Action
A positive action is an intervention. You can use the terms interchangeably. Both are actions that promote health at a community, regional, or national level by creating change.
After discussions with our community advisory committee, we decided to use the term ‘positive action’ rather than ‘intervention.’ We feel it fits better with our vision and more openly inspires strength-based, inclusive, and equitable approaches.
1. Change attitudes and behaviours to reduce HIV-related stigma where it happens.
2. Change stigmatizing policies or practices in healthcare settings, workplaces, and community organizations.
3. Ensure that people living with HIV can access culturally safe and stigma-free services.
4. Improve the health of people living with HIV.
5. Enhance the capacity and empower people living with HIV (peers) to become stigma reduction champions.
Any team, large or small, existing or just beginning, can apply for a Positive Action grant. However, there are a few administrative requirements needed from teams. For more details, check out our downloadable funding overview document available in the Letter of Intent section above.
Peers are people living with HIV who are hired into roles where their lived experience is essential to the work.
We will provide seed funding to a total of 10 positive actions over the next 3 years (2024-2026). Don’t worry if you can’t apply this year, there will be an opportunity to apply in subsequent years.
1. Teams will submit their completed LOI document to the Positive Action coordinator.
2. A review panel will evaluate the submissions and notify teams if they have been selected to move forward and submit a full proposal.
3. Teams who are invited to submit a full proposal will be required to attend the full proposal planning workshop.
4. If a team's full proposal is successful, their positive action project will be funded up to $20,000.00. Each team must have an association with an organization or institution willing to hold and administer the grant funds.
For more details, check out our downloadable funding overview document available in the Letter of Intent section above.
A letter of intent (LOI) is a document that expresses your interest and intention to submit a grant application. It shows your willingness to engage in the positive action initiative and outlines your proposed positive action's preliminary ideas, goals, and plans.
The full proposal is a more detailed proposal of the team's positive action. It expands on the information provided in the LOI and includes preparing a budget, and an evaluation plan (all teams will be supported in evaluation with coaching and guidelines). Teams who are invited to submit a full proposal will be required to attend the full proposal planning workshop.
We will be hosting an English language Q&A drop-in on Thu Nov 2, 2023 from 1:30-2:15pm EDT. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who could not attend our French info session, click here to watch the recording.