New funding for local HIV prevention – Press releases – GOV.UK

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Public Health England (PHE) has a funding budget of £600,000 from which to award grants for projects in England that take an innovative approach to prevent HIV transmission and acquisition.

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) remains a public health concern despite major advances in treatment, and PHE is looking for innovative ways to prevent HIV transmission and acquisition. This could be completely new ideas and/or could be a significant adaptation to an existing approach. PHE wants to see evidence of what is new, what is different, and why the work should be funded.

Grants will range from £25,000 for smaller projects to a maximum of £100,000 for larger projects.

Projects should target groups at high risk. Proposals for 2016/17 are particularly welcome that tackle:

• Diagnosis for both HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
• Stigma associated with HIV.
• Other risky behaviours that can increase risk of contracting HIV such as drug and alcohol misuse.
• The integration of HIV prevention into wider sexual and reproductive health.

Projects should be up to 12 months in duration and be able to go live from 1 September 2016 onwards.

Voluntary sector organisations based and working in England can apply. Applications will need to demonstrate the involvement of the appropriate local authority(s), through either their endorsement or partnership working.

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http://www.boltoncvs.org.uk/news/2016/may/hiv-prevention-innovation-fund-2016-2017-open-applications-england

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