Deadline: 22nd September 2023 | Grants for Creation and Deployment of Social Media Advocacy
|Title:||Grants for Creation and Deployment of Social Media Advocacy|
|Organisation:||Caribbean Vulnerable Communities|
|Deadline:||22nd September 2023|
|Eligible countries:||Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago|
The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities is accepting applications for small Grants for Creation and Deployment of Social Media Advocacy that would spur interest in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and self-testing.
- The social media campaign needs to emphasise the following themes: PrEP-specific health literacy (e.g., awareness, knowledge of how to seek PrEP); low HIV risk perception and HST; empowerment inherent to PrEP as a highly effective and acceptable prevention method; anti-gay stigma and the advantages of HST; and PrEP and the fear that family or friends might assume they were taking medications because they are living with HIV.
- To encourage the creation of a social media campaign to boost the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and self-testing (HST) among MSM in order to reduce new HIV transmissions.
- US$15,000 spread over two years (US$7,500 annually)
- Implementation Period: Two (2) year grant beginning in September 2023 (subject to a positive appraisal of progress following the first quarter of the grant).
- Grants made: One Deliverables
- Because this grant is an activity-based contract, funding is dependent on meeting certain deliverables.
- The development and implementation of social media advocacy campaigns on HST and PrEP; and Sensitization sessions aimed at MSM engaged through social media campaign—off-line support such as hotlines, one-on-one/group counselling, podcasts, etc.—will increase the coverage of crucial and distinctive services for KP and PLHIV.
- Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad civil society and community-based organisations that work with the MSM population.
- To get funding, an organisation must either be legitimately established or have a trustworthy fiscal sponsor.
- The advocacy campaign must specifically target MSM with initiatives designed to remove obstacles to HST and PrEP uptake.
Visit Caribbean Vulnerable Communities for additional information.