WAAC is providing ten ‘World AIDS Day’ grants of $500 (plus GST) to raise awareness of HIV and reduce the incidence and impact of HIV stigma and discrimination.
World AIDS Day is held every year on 1 December and the theme this year is “40 Years of HIV, Where to Next?”
The grants are for regional and remote community organisations, health organisations, Aboriginal Medical Services, and other relevant providers to conduct events/projects during or around World AIDS Day.
We have come a long way with HIV over the last four decades but stigma, discrimination, health barriers and ignorance still exist. This grant is an opportunity to work with your local community to bring people together, raise awareness and combat misinformation.
- Applications close: 15 October
- Notification of successful application: 22 October
- Invoice to receive grant funds due: 5 November
- Project/program delivery: 24 November to 8 December
- Summary and acquittal due: 17 December
To be eligible to apply for the grant, the following criteria must be met:
- Plan your event to address the following principles and objectives:
- People living with HIV are central to the HIV response and must have meaningful participation in the development and implementation of programs and policies
- Reduce the incidence and impact of HIV stigma and discrimination by improving community awareness and knowledge
- Increase awareness and knowledge of HIV and the history of HIV
- Dispel myths around HIV
- Bring communities together
- Your organisation or community group is based in regional or remote Western Australia
- Your event/project is held on or close to World AIDS Day, 1 December 2021,
- Your event/project is aimed at the WA community (not staff information sessions etc.)
- You are willing to complete and submit a summary report (template to be provided) and an acquittal of funding, received by Friday, 17 December 2021
Grant funding can be used to host community connection and information events, HIV positive speakers fees and co-design fees, to create resources such as videos and brochures, venue hire, prizes, advertising, etc. Funding cannot be used for salaries for existing staff.