Call for Applications: ViiV Healthcare Youth Led Grants (Positive Action for Adolescents)

Deadline: 13th October 2017.

Positive Action for Adolescents is a 5 year £10 million commitment established by ViiV Healthcare in 2015 to support the creation and evaluation of the impact of existing and new behavioural and/or service delivery interventions that may address key gaps in adolescent HIV prevention, testing and care and enable improved service provision and treatment outcomes for adolescents through to adulthood. PAA also seeks to support capacity building, mobilisation and engagement of the adolescent community who can champion the needs of adolescents by ensuring that the realities of adolescents shape national responses to HIV/AIDS.

Target Population(s)

  • Ages 10-19
  • Adolescent girls
  • Young MSM
  • Adolescents who are subject to sexual coercion and abuse
  • Female and male sex workers
  • Adolescents who inject drugs


To support the creation and/or evaluation of the impact of new behavioural and/or service delivery interventions to address:

  1. Testing, linkage and retention in HIV care
  2. Transition to adult HIV care
  3. Onward disclosure of HIV status
  4. HIV prevention

In addition, in recognition of the integral role adolescents themselves play in driving better results for adolescents by leading efforts to encourage strategic changes in policy and improving health service provision, Positive Action for Adolescents is also focussed on

  1. Capacity building of adolescent community leaders (<30years of age)



Before starting your application, please read the following section carefully to ensure that your organisation and proposal meet the PAA’s funding eligibility requirements. Applications that do not fulfil all of the following criteria will not be considered for funding.

Size and Period of Grant

Applicants may apply for funding of up to a total of £50,000 over a period of 1-2 years. Please note that all funding disbursements will be made in year 1.

Organisation Type

In order to be eligible for funding, applicants must be hosted by a non-governmental organisation (NGO). Organisations typically considered for funding include: Registered Charitable/Non-Profit Organisations, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Social Enterprises.


Projects must be youth-led by individuals between the ages of 18 – 24. Projects led by individuals between the ages of 25 – 30 will also be considered, but will need to demonstrate a robust involvement and engagement plan with the adolescent community as part of their proposal.

New Project

Your project must consist of new work that has not been previously funded. It may, however, include projects transferred to a new location(s) and/or include the expansion and/or evolution of a recently tested model or pilot. It may not be a continuation of a previously funded core activity/service in the same location.


Proposals focused on any geography will be considered. Please note that it is important that you must clearly demonstrate the need in the locale in which you are proposing your intervention. Applications from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are particularly welcomed due to their alignment with the overall PAA programme strategy.


Your application must include a comprehensive budget accounting for all anticipated project spends, provided as an attachment.


How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted to the PAA mailbox at:

Applications must include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Comprehensive Budget
  • Organisation’s last set of audited accounts


Learn More HERE.

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2 thoughts on “Call for Applications: ViiV Healthcare Youth Led Grants (Positive Action for Adolescents)

    Josephine .M

    (October 1, 2017 - 7:16 pm)

    Am grateful for the good work done and all endeovors done for small projects like ours though for adolescent girls to have an opportunity be funded. Thank you


    (October 5, 2017 - 12:14 pm)

    I like your programmes but it difficult to download the application forms for the call of proposals.

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