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									 Call for Proposals for the Eastern Africa Treatment Access Movement together
   with the Collaborative Fund for HIV/AIDS Treatment Preparedness 2007

Eastern Africa Treatment Access Movement (EATAM) in collaboration with the Collaborative Fund for
HIV/AIDS Treatment Preparedness calls for submission of proposals from organizations seeking
funding for community-based HIV treatments preparedness programs. Grants will be allocated to
successful applications for a period of up to one year to a maximum amount of 10, 000 US dollars per
application.

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition and Tides Foundation formally inaugurated the
Collaborative Fund for HIV Treatment Preparedness. The Collaborative Fund has successfully
developed a funding mechanism to support community-based treatment literacy and advocacy activities
around the world. This unique mechanism provides resources on local, regional and global levels
through a process driven by those most affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The objective of this grant program for HIV/AIDS treatment preparedness in Eastern Africa is to support
initiatives of community-based organizations that represent interests of People Living with HIV/AIDS
and other communities affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Funding Priority Areas

The main priority area for funding is

        Improving access to treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS including treatment information,
         advocacy, education and preparedness for ARVS and OIs.

Other priorities include:

        Capacity building and strengthening the development of PLWHA organisations and other key
         partners in community-based treatment literacy and preparedness.

        Strengthening Advocacy skills and initiatives on treatment within the communities

The proposals will be classified into four categories

    1.   Treatment literacy
    2.   Advocacy for treatment
    3.   Community mobilization
    4.   Capacity Strengthening

Funding Eligibility

        Non-governmental Community-Based Organizations working on HIV treatment education and
         advocacy and related issues are invited to apply for the grant.
        These organizations must be based and conduct the majority of their activities in at least
         one of the following countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Zanzibar,
         Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia,
        Joint projects between organizations are also accepted for consideration.

Funding requirements

   Grantees will be required to submit a narrative and financial report on their activities after 6
    months and again at the close of the project period (one year);
   Where feasible grantees will be asked to attend a meeting with CRP members after one
    year to discuss their experiences;

Community Review Panel- CRP

The CRP includes eight experts from different countries who have successful practical experience in
implementation of HIV/AIDS projects. Members of the CRP will make decisions at all stages of the
grant process and inform the Tides Foundation about the results:
- they analyze applications and select those that qualify for granting.
- assess the project progress and their outcomes.

How to Apply

Respond to questions in the application and the Proposal forms attached. There is some background
information attached to act as a guide. These forms can also be downloaded from
www.hivcollaborativefund.org and www.tides.org

Questions and requests can be addressed to:
Email: eatamcrp@yahoo.com

Deadlines

Submission of Applications:
Complete applications must be sent by Frday,26th October, 2007. Applications sent after October 26th
will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed in November 2007.
Grant Award Announcement will be made by end of December 2007.
Any application that does not meet the criteria will be disqualified

Background

The Tides Foundation began its work in Eastern Africa in 2005, by supporting 24 projects within the
Grant Program by funding HIV Treatment preparedness and advocacy programmes. Three years into
the funding programme, the priorities for funding have not changed much and so for continuity and
realization of our goal, the Collaborative Fund continues to seek to fund organizations with activities in
the respective areas.

The Collaborative Fund is a partnership of Tides Foundation with members of the International
Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) that aims to fund efforts by Civil Society, especially People
Living with HIV/AIDS, to advocate for and participate in the development and implementation of HIV
treatment access programs.

The objective of the annual Grant Program is to support initiatives of Civil Organizations that represent
interests of People Living with HIV/AIDS and other communities affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

In the Eastern Africa region, a Community Review Panel (CRP) was established and is made up of
community activists/experts from around the region. The CRP manages the grants process in
collaboration with Tides Foundation, a U.S.-based public charity. Funds have been received from a
number of donors, most notably from the World Health Organization’s 'Preparing for Treatment
Programme'. For this funding cycle in Eastern Africa, a total of 200, 000 US dollars is available for
2007/2008.

To know more about Tides Foundation and The HIV Collaborative fund please log into the following
Tides Foundation:
The Collaborative Fund for HIV Treatment Preparedness www.hivcollaborativefund.org
                                      Grant Making
                  CF for HIV treatment preparedness in Eastern Africa 2007


                                 Proposal Format
                                 (Not more than 5 pages)

    1. Introduction of the Organization (no more than one page)

    History, general purpose, accomplishments, especially as they relate to this
    project or to your capacity to provide this project. Service areas and population
    served. Location of your organization. If you are using a fiscal agent for your
    funds, please indicate this and a bit of information about that organization.

     Achievements and success of the organisation, especially those which concern this
      project proposal
     Describe the target groups you are working for

     Describe the involvement of people living with HIV into you organisation

    2. Statement of Problem or Need

   Start with the generalized problem as it occurs in your community. Move to the
    conditions which make this a problem. Outline current resources that address this
    problem and identify gaps in those resources. Identify how your proposal will fill
    these gaps.

    3. Project Goals and Objectives

            What specific goals are you trying to achieve? What measurable
            milestones will you reach in meeting those goals? How will you and the
            funder know that you are making progress towards your goals?

    4. Methods and Schedule

            What actions will you take to achieve your goals? Who will do what?
            (Include here job descriptions and background statements of staff or the
            qualifications you will seek in staff for the project. This is true even if
            "staff" will actually be volunteers). When will these actions take place?
            Create a year work plan.

   Project work plan example:

Activity 1.
Objective
Verifiable indicators
Time frame

Activity 2.
Objective
Verifiable indicators
Timeframe
        5. Evaluation Criteria and Process

              How will you know whether you are achieving your goals? What will you
              measure to evaluate your progress? What records and information will
              you keep to allow you to measure your progress (research results,
              publications in mass media, letters, phone calls, public opinion or opinion
              of people, whom you advocate, fixed changes, improving organisation
              opportunities such as grant receiving).

        6. Budget

              Do include all sources of support (including volunteer time, donated space
              and borrowed equipment, organization’s commitment). Describe
              separately account “salaries” with names of persons who will implement
              the project and their position in the project. Include other sources of funds
              if you plan to involve other donors. Include details of your bank including
              your account number. If you are using local currency, please indicate the
              exchange rate of your Local Currency (LC) to the Dollar (US$)


 Budget (if you are using local currency please indicate amounts in US$ or the exchange rate)

Budget item                                                             Requested amount   Other sources/
                                                                                           Contribution
                                                                                           of          the
                                                                                           organisation
Stipend
Financial support (communication fees, stationery items, postal fees,
etc.)
Project Implementation (please break these down)
Travel expenses
Printed products
Contingencies
Bank expenses (currency conversion, bank services)
Total:



 Date_________________________                              Name_________________
                   HIV Collaborative Fund Eastern Africa Region

                                  Grant application form


      Name of the project

Full      name      of      the
organisation, its legal status,
year of founding,
Mailing address of the
organisation including street,
city, country and postal code

Legal     address     of    the
organisation if different from
the mailing address above

Phone number/Country code
Mobile phone/alternative

Fax

e-mail/alternative email
website (if any)

Key       contact       person
responsible for the project    First name, Surname                        Position in the organisation

                                  Phone (Country code city code number)        e-mail



[Please indicate the US exchange rate to the local rate:] LC__ to $1      $
Total budget of the organisation (current financial year August to LC:
August) in US$:
Local currency:

Total project amount:                                                     $

Requested grant amount                                                    $


Financial agent (if it is a different organisation)
Name of the organisation
Contact person
                                   Name, surname                              position
Mailing address of the
organisation including street,
city, country and postal code


Phone/fax
                                   Country code           city code              number
NOTE
  1. We will not be accepting additional supporting materials such as newspapers,
     videos or photos for your application. So respond to the application forms
     as thoroughly and as succinctly as possible.


   2.   If you have any questions on this proposal please contact Eastern Africa
        Collaborative HIV Fund Grant Coordinator as below.




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