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Grants for HIV/AIDs Support Projects

By: Kevin Watson MSc - Updated: 14 Nov 2018 | comments*Discuss
 
Hiv/aids Poverty Children Health

For almost 30 years, HIV/AIDS has caused illness and deaths across the world, particularly in Africa. Transmission is through blood and sexual fluids.

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) gives rise to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS reduces the body’s cellular immunity. This lowers a person’s resistance to disease and infection. Although the HIV virus may take a long time to develop into AIDS, when it does the result is usually fatal.

The Make a Difference Trust

The aim of the Make A Difference Trust is to improve the lives of those who have HIV and AIDS. The Trust’s intention is to alleviate poverty, support care programmes and educate people about HIV/AIDS.

UK charities that work with people who have HIV/AIDS can apply for grants. Applicants’ projects must meet one or more of the Trust’s criteria:

  • Projects concerned with HIV and mental health
  • Projects that train and educate people about HIV/AIDS
  • Projects that give money to people who are suffering financially because of HIV/AIDS
  • Projects that support highly active retroviral treatments (HARTs)
  • Projects that work with orphans and children who are vulnerable because of HIV/AIDS

Children With AIDS Charity

The Children With AIDS Charity helps families that are trying to cope with HIV/AIDS. To this end, the charity has a hardship fund. Families can apply for grants that come from a monthly pot of £12,000. The average grant is about £150.

The grants are for practical everyday purchases. These include children’s clothing, uniforms and bedding. Grants can also help towards the costs of childcare and a new baby.

A family can only apply for a grant through a third party. This third party must be working with them. Health professionals and social workers are examples of those who apply for the grants.

Elton John AIDS Foundation

The UK’s largest independent provider of HIV/AIDS project funding is the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).

Among other initiatives, EJAF has a hardship fund for adults and children. The fund awards emergency grants to HIV/AIDS sufferers. The total amount EJAF has awarded to date is almost £15 million.

The grants assist people with HIV/AIDS across the UK. EJAF also helps marginalised people gain access to services that can improve the quality of their lives. Such people include asylums seekers, refugees, gay and bisexual youth, male sex workers, and minority ethnic groups.

Crusaid

The aim of Crusaid is to help HIV/AIDS sufferers put poverty behind them and lead better quality lives.

Crusaid’s hardship fund has two grant types. The first provides money to welfare groups and health professionals. These use the money to alleviate the poverty of those who have HIV/AIDS.

The second grant type supports professionals who are studying how grants can solve the causes of this poverty.

The grants cover practical items such as fridges and washing machines. There is also money for respite care for children. This is payable when a parent or carer has to go into hospital.

A social worker makes a needs-based assessment of each grant application. Applicants should therefore have full details of the people they wish to assist.

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I'm living with HIV and taking an epilem pills so they cut my grant saying I'm ohk and I'm not working and my family abandoned me since I'm living with HIV ,I once admitted in hospital for MDR TB on 2015 but I survive and now its affect my son he's mental since he come to hospital seeing me sick he's 22 years ,so my wish is to get a fund and helping people who living with HIVI have full registered company but because of not having backup I'm struggling cause I'm a single mother whose nor working and my wish is to help people around the Africa who struggling with this symptoms
celia - 14-Nov-18 @ 12:48 PM
My name is ranjith Andrew I am a indianImy wife HIV positive. Persons 10yearI am very poor please help me money
Ranjith - 11-Nov-18 @ 4:48 PM
I'm a male youth aged 33yrs and HIV positive and my wife and we would like to start a project of sensitising the youths both in school's,colleges, and universities and rural areas on HIV and AIDS and hvmost of them come out for testing and knowing there Status so that we combat the epidemic .
Uncle d - 1-Mar-18 @ 11:13 AM
I know one family who is suffering from HIV due to the blood transmit fault occur during her delivery, befire delivery she is having -ve. due to the fault of doctor that lady suffering frm hiv and it is connected to entire family. can you help such family by giving certain funds
VIJJI - 7-Dec-16 @ 6:16 AM
I want to share to the world how Dr Olorun helped me cure my HIV/Aids with his herb i never believe it will work because i was introduce to him by my friend who was cure of HIV/Aids by Dr olorun. so i will tell you all who is looking for a cure to their HIV/AIDS, he took research before he could finally get the solution to it. thank God today am a beneficiary to these cure and i went back to the hospital after three (3) months of taking the herb and i was negative, and he also cure any kind of cancer without any surgery and he heal with natural herb. please i urge you to contact him now through his email address: olorunoduduwaspiritualtemple @ g ma il. co m
Allen Mpho - 11-Nov-16 @ 10:10 PM
I am a person living with positively and openly with HIV foryears now. I need information on how to acces funding for suppoert groups of people living with HIV.I am a sector representative in seven regions of Tshwane and its hundred and five wards. i need to empowerPEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV in my communities to strt their own cooperatives to reduce the vulnerability if HIV,especially in women .
Seabelo - 22-Jul-16 @ 10:53 AM
Stigma, Prejudices, indirect /direct discrimination at work, bussineses, local authorities. Funding for HIV projects, loosing a job because of HIV status not being promoted because of HIV, discrimination by other regulatory bodies etc CQC delayed to open a bussiness. Not enough support or excluded. Black mailed because of HIV status
Nyari - 18-Jul-16 @ 6:30 AM
Lebohang - Your Question:
Hi my motther just found out that she is HIV positive. She is still in hospital, she cannot do anything and its been a month now. She just lost her job for not working for the past few weeks and they are not compesanting her. What must we do?

Our Response:
Unfortunately an employer can dismiss an employee if they are no well enough to do their job but they must follow the appropriate procedure (written in the employee handbook). The Equality Act includes HIV as a condition against which an employer cannot discriminate, so she may be able to take action against the employer if she has been unfairly dismissed.
GrantsExpert - 4-Nov-15 @ 12:12 PM
Hi my motther just found out that she is HIV positive. She is still in hospital, she cannot do anything and its been a month now. She just lost her job for not working for the past few weeks and they are not compesanting her. What must we do?
Lebohang - 3-Nov-15 @ 10:20 AM
Many peoples in our district East Godavari and in Agency area having no awareness on Aids and HIV. So that we are planning to aware the children and people from their School level. Itself so we are selecting some Z.P School and A.P.S.W Schools and we go for awareness programs and camps to educate the children. And we are also planning to make an HIV Anti- group. We select some children and conduct some competitions, seminars and workshops and aware them against HIV and Aids. We are requesting you for the fund needed for our plan and requesting for the addresses of any other organizations who are supporting us.
ayyan - 16-Oct-15 @ 5:06 PM
Ive been hiv+ for most my life ,diagnosed 1988 I'm now 45. I now realise that I'm in serious need of support mentally emotionally physically medically and theraputically.maybe too little too late. I'm not convinced but. There's so much I truly believe in my own experience that I could share wiv others and also listen too others and I'm always true .my life is so lonesome as I have a deep desire to be myself caring sincere and open minded .naturally kind anyone out there feel a bit like me. Would be a pleasure to see.
5 - 9-Aug-15 @ 2:58 PM
i am HIV postive and am on medication.i have written a small project to educate the youth and children on HIV/AIDS i wish to get a grant to start off. thanks
skinny - 29-Jul-15 @ 9:23 AM
@robbie. Make sure you are getting all the relevant benefits you might be eligible for using the Turn 2 Us website where you'll also find a list of different grants available.
GrantsExpert - 30-Apr-15 @ 12:03 PM
Hi. I have been living with hiv for 4years & not had any help from the government or job funds. I have even applied for loan with the job centre but has been unsuccessful. I had moved in my house with all second hand thing but 5 years later most thinks was on there last legs! If someone could give me more information on loans & grants as I'm out of work at the moment & find it hard to regain my confidence. I contacted John house trust but was only entitled to £100 one off 3years ago. I have nothing & having to wash my clothes & a friends house. Now I'm in arries with a lot of my gas & energy bills. Also have to eat day by day as I have no fridge freezer. Please help. Many thanks Robbie
Robbie - 25-Apr-15 @ 10:13 AM
I have been HIV positive for since 1996, and currently on HAART. I have lost my job, I think because my employer found out, I need to buy a truck to marketand distribute fruits and vegetables. the bank wants me to contibute 10 000 pounds so I can get a loan to buy the truck i need for the enterprise. Someone help me so I can supply affected peple with good nutritiuos fruits and vegetables at a good pirice and feed my family. HIV is not a death sentence anymore and I have to do a job or business that will keep me going for the next 30 years. somebody pllease help
BW1969 - 28-Feb-14 @ 12:02 PM
I have been living with Hiv for a long time and i have never applied for any grant towards my condition. I do not know where to start from as i am finding it difficult without a job. My confidence has been very low, please could you please give me more information.
Jman - 3-Dec-13 @ 7:30 PM
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