Request for Applications: DREAMS - Community Mobilization and Norms Change

FHI 360
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 6 August, 2018
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

Annual Programme Statement (APS)
Request for Applications from South African Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
DREAMS: Community Mobilization and Norms Change
APS Ref No: APS-CDS-14-000011

FHI 360 is an independent NPO serving in more than 60 countries, committed to resolve critical social problems throughout the world. FHI 360 was awarded a five-year Capacity Development and Support Program in June 2014 to develop the organizational management, technical capacity and sustainability of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and South Africa Government (SAG) departments, to sustain an improved, expanded, and country-led response to HIV and AIDS. Its mission is to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development.

FHI 360 seeks applications from South African non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for grants in support of a one-year DREAMS: Community Mobilization and Norms Change program to be implemented in Region D of the City of Johannesburg district, in Gauteng Province. This initiative is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), as part of the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe girls (DREAMS) program and managed by FHI 360.
The goal of this initiative is to increase community responsiveness to reduce gender based violence (GBV) and HIV risk amongst Adolescent Girls and Yong Women (AGYW) through community mobilization and strong service provision and linkages. 

The following objectives will contribute to achieving the goal of this initiative:

  • Strengthen the capacity of leaders and advocates to plan and carry out community-level actions to promote equitable gender norms, reduce HIV risk, eliminate gender-based violence (GBV),
  • Strengthen communities within the district of City of Johannesburg Region D to promote and sustain gender equality, prevent gender based violence and HIV among AGYW though implementation of Stepping Stones evidence-based curriculum.
  • To proactively promote access to HIV testing services and to support Stepping Stones participants in accessing appropriate HIV services and post GBV services.

Interested parties must propose to implement in Sub-region 2: Dobsonville & Protea Glen and Sub-region 3: Diepkloof & Meadowlands of Region D in the City of Johannesburg district, in Gauteng Province.
This opportunity is open to local South African NGOs with experience in promoting social justice, gender equality, strengthen community responsiveness to HIV, and / or promoting social and behaviour change communication programming. A detailed Annual Programme Statement (APS) entitled “Community Mobilization and Norms Change program and any future amendments to the APS can be downloaded from The APS provides guidelines on the grant application process and details on expected key activities.
Questions should be addressed to and ensure the subject line states Community Mobilization and Norms Change program. Questions relating to this APS will be accepted until July 17,2018 at 17h00 and responses to all questions will be posted on the website on July 20,2018
The deadline for submission of applications is August 06,2018 at 5:00pm (Pretoria Time), late submissions will not be accepted. Only selected applicants will be contacted and/or advised of the outcome.

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