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The Elton John AIDS Foundation’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic. For almost 30 years, we have prioritized people around the world who are most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and those most likely to be left behind as HIV treatment and care expands. Today, those people become extra vulnerable because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are launching a new COVID-19 Emergency Fund that can protect the people we have always sought to serve through HIV care, treatment and prevention, as well as mitigating the damage that COVID-19 can do, particularly to the global gains we are making for more than 37 million people already living with HIV.


With this announcement, the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund is accepting applications for solutions that have strong potential to address specific challenges that have arisen for people already living with or at severe risk of HIV/AIDS and who are now at heightened risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such solutions should aim to demonstrably mitigate the threat of COVID-19 on maintaining current levels of access or increasing access to HIV-related prevention, testing, care and treatment adherence services.


For full details on the application, timeline, selection criteria, please download our request for proposal outline HERE.

To submit an application to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, please complete this application form and budget template, and email both along with your most recent audited accounts to with the subject line “COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND – YOUR ORGANIZATION’S NAME”.

Deadline: April 23, 2020 at 5:59 PM GMT

Applications submitted via post, facsimile, or other form will not be accepted.

More information in the Elton John AIDS Foundation.