The Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks: Inviting applications from global and regional civil society networks addressing critical factors protecting the rights of inadequately served populations (ISPs) ; scaling up access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support; and assuring that resources are mobilized and utilized appropriately to respond to the global HIV epidemic.

Funding brief: The Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks is pleased to announce an open Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2019-2021.

Through this RFP, the Robert Carr Fund invites proposals from global and regional civil society networks addressing critical factors protecting the rights of inadequately served populations (ISPs); scaling up access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support; and assuring that resources are mobilized and utilized appropriately to respond to the global HIV epidemic. The goal of the Fund is to contribute to improved health, inclusion and social wellbeing for inadequately served populations (ISPs). To reach this goal, the Robert Carr Fund provides core funding to strengthen the institutional and advocacy capacity of regional and global ISP and civil society networks and/or their consortia.

Global and regional networks and consortia of networks, which meet the definitions and criteria set by this RFP are invited to apply for a grant to support core funding and/or activity needs of the networks and/or consortia for up to three years (2019-2021).

Donor Name: The Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks
Funding name: The Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks

Deadline: August, 13th, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) CET

Funding details link: http://www.robertcarrfund.org/news/robert-carr-fund-request-for-proposals-now-open/

Funding limit: Applicants may submit proposals for up to three years of funding. For the first year (2019), a work plan, budget and cash flow statement is required. The work plans, budgets, and liquidity prognoses for the other years will be required in subsequent years.
Regional networks can apply for a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $350,000 per year, for three years maximum.
Global networks can apply for a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $700,000 per year, for three years maximum.
A consortium of networks can apply for a minimum of $200,000 per consortium per year, for three years maximum. As the size of consortia may vary, it is less definitive what an absolute ceiling might be, but normally the Robert Carr Fund will not fund more than $1 million per consortium per year (depending on number and size of partners and specific initiatives).

Actual funding amounts will be dependent on the availability of funds.

For some applicants, funding will be granted conditionally. Funding is contingent on fulfilment of all terms and conditions.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: 1st, January, 2019

Project duration:
Regional networks can apply for three years maximum.
Global networks can apply three years maximum.
A consortium of networks can apply for three years maximum.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Each application received by the RFP deadline will be screened by the Robert Carr Fund to ensure that it meets the defined eligibility criteria. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be considered eligible for further review and will receive notification of this.

Inadequately served populations (ISP) The Robert Carr Fund invests in global, regional networks and their consortia, that address the health and social wellbeing and human rights of inadequately served populations (ISPs).

ISPs are groups or persons that face a higher HIV risk, mortality and/or morbidity when compared to the general population, and have, at the same time, less access to information and services. They include people living with HIV, gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers and transgender persons, but depending on the dynamic of the epidemic and the legal status of these populations may also include women and girls, youth, migrants, and people living in rural areas.

While international funding for HIV, as well as development aid in general, focuses on low-income countries, the Robert Carr Fund aims to fund a global portfolio of grants that recognizes the importance of not leaving people behind. Therefore, the Fund invests in networks and consortia addressing the needs of ISPs wherever they face a disproportionate burden of HIV and serious human rights violations, including their right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

ISP and civil society networks and consortia The Robert Carr Fund considers a network to be a membership of organizations and/or individuals that pool skills, experience, and resources, working towards common goals. A network creates venues for social action and is sustained through jointly developed governance structures, resources and regular communication. Eligible networks demonstrate democratic governance structures, which are representative of their constituencies in terms of both geography and population. Networks are expected to function in an open and participatory manner, whose membership is to be open.

The Robert Carr Fund considers a consortium of networks to be a network-led group of networks, where other types of agencies or organizations with specific expertise may join (e.g. a human rights/legal organization). The consortium works together in a coordinated partnership towards a common set of interrelated goals and objectives. The Robert Carr Fund encourages networks to work together in consortium to strengthen network and civil society capacity, inviting the stronger partners in the consortium to take up their roles to support nascent/low-capacity or emerging partners. Applicants considering applying as a consortium are strongly encouraged to carefully review sample guidance on key elements of strong performance of consortia (based on the analysis of previous consortia performance) or specific challenges, related to the consortia management – see Annex 2 “Lessons Learnt from Consortia Building and Management”.

ISP and civil society networks play a crucial role in addressing barriers to access to services for inadequately served populations, and play a unique role in a larger, global response to HIV. By counterbalancing the juggernaut of global-level decision-making, guidance, and health systems investment, and maintaining accountability and responsiveness to the needs of local communities, networks achieve their aims by building institutional strength and increasing their capacity to advocate and influence. They then use that increased strength and capacity to bridge global decisions to local realities; to amplify the voices of community through accountability and representation mechanisms; to generate momentum for local, regional and global movements; and to unite actors and forces through issues-based coalitions to affect and bring about needed change. These modes of work, and contributions of networks and their consortia ultimately lead to the desired outcomes and impact. For these reasons, networks and consortia of networks are the driving force behind the Fund’s Theory of Change, and are what ultimately bring about better health, inclusion and social wellbeing for ISPs.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
Apply: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/RCNF2018
● Guideline: http://www.robertcarrfund.org/funding/request-for-proposals/ http://www.robertcarrfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Robert-Carr-Fund-RFP-2018.pdf
Form (Proposal): http://www.robertcarrfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Robert-Carr-Fund-2018-Application-Hard-Copy.pdf
Form (Budget): http://www.robertcarrfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/rcf_rfp_2018_budget_form.xlsx
About: http://www.robertcarrfund.org/news/robert-carr-fund-request-for-proposals-now-open/#
Costs Eligible for Funding: http://www.robertcarrfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/rcf_rfp_2018_annex3_costs.pdf
Lessons Learnt from Consortia Building and Management, and Guidance on
Consortium Memorandum of Understanding (MoU): http://www.robertcarrfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/rcf_rfp_2018_annex2_consortia_mou.pdf
Overview of the Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning (MEL) Framework: http://www.robertcarrfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/rcf_rfp_2018_annex-1_mel.pdf

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/RCNF2018).

Supporting documents for individual network-applicants and lead organizations of consortium applicants are:
If applicable, a copy of a registration certificate or other proof of registration
A copy of the articles of association or by-laws
The most recent strategic plan (for at least one year) including budget
The most recent annual narrative report
The most recent audited accounts
Minutes or notes from last meeting of the network members and your governance structures

Additional supporting documents for consortia
A copy of the signed consortium’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) (please see Annex 2 “Lessons Learnt from Consortia Building and Management” for guidance related to the MoU)
If the lead is financially represented by another organization, a contract or an MoU between the consortium lead and the representing organization
A copy of contracts to be signed between the consortium partners
The most recent annual narrative reports of all consortium partners
The most recent audited accounts of all consortium partners

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