AFA’s Fund for the Arts to combat HIV/AIDS-related Stigma and Discrimination – Singapore

Deadline: 31 October 2019

Action for AIDS Singapore is currently accepting applications for its Fund for the Arts to combat HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination, as part of AFA’s vision of ending HIV and AIDS in Singapore by 2030. In spite of the great strides in biomedical advancement to manage HIV infections, societal stigma and discrimination against persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and other key affected populations (such as gay and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, and sex workers) remain prevalent in Singapore. This continues to be a major hurdle in the way of HIV prevention, voluntary HIV testing, retroviral treatment adherence, and acceptance of PLHIV.

75% Discount on Premium Membership (Ad)
For a limited time only, this discount offer gives you exclusive access to all the Premium Standard features for NGO grant success. Join Today.

HIV is a complex public health issue that intersects with other bases of discrimination. For those caught in the webs of stigma and discrimination, their sexual health behaviours are adversely affected, including an aversion to voluntary HIV/STI testing. Further, societal stigma prevents community outreach/prevention work and deters access to comprehensive sexual health education and services. They cannot end HIV-related stigma and discrimination without simultaneously addressing the crosscutting discrimination faced by key affected populations.


AFA believes that art is a powerful medium that can be harnessed to gradually change societal mindsets and attitudes. Accordingly, the Fund for the Arts aims to provide support to artists whose works are directed towards alleviating the various forms of stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS and PLHIV.

Searching for the fastest way to write proposals? (Ad)
We have an extensive database of sample proposals from successful grantee organizations from around the world offering project ideas, proposal writing techniques and planned strategies. Join Premium to view Sample Proposals

Funding Information

They will be awarding grants of up to $20,000 per project, subject to assessment of its scale and production value. Selection will be done by a panel appointed by AfA.


Are you overwhelmed with too much grant information? (Ad)
Join Premium and view relevant grants and resources on a clean, ad-free and user-friendly Member Dashboard to organize and plan your successful fundraising. Learn more
  • As a pilot exercise, they are looking to fund short films or related media that fulfil the following criteria:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment towards addressing stigma and discrimination faced by PLHIV and/or key affected populations;
    • Employ unique, yet accessible, story-telling that will engage a general audience;
    • Formatted for potential online distribution, and free of copyrighted material.
  • Applications are open to all Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit

Getting late information about new grants? (Ad)
The Early Grant Information feature for Premium Members ensures that you receive grant announcements much ahead of others so that you can have enough time to research and apply. Join Premium to get early information

Submit Your Applications for Yesod Professional Development Fund

Call for Mobility Grants 2019 for Legal Entities in Romania and Norway

Funding Call to boost Sustainable Tourism Development and Capacity of Tourism SMEs

Call for Participants- Seminar “Roma Youth Participation: What now?”

Calling CSOs to participate in “Rooting Democracy in Kenya through an Informed Citizenry” Programme

Grant Program on Mapping Illicit Supply Networks to Combat Conservation Crimes at their Convergence

Call for Applications for Radcliffe Fellowship Program

Mobilize Power Fund for Youth-led and Intergenerational Groups, and Nonprofits- United States

Australia: Grant of Up to $22,000 for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Applications Open for African Youth Ambassadors for Peace

IFAD’s Call for Proposals to improve Livelihoods, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Resilience (Malawi, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire)

UNESCO YouthMobile Seed-Grants to empower Girls with Digital Skills during Africa Code Week 2019

People’s Postcode Trust supporting Charities for their Good Causes in the UK

USAID-Kampala: Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience Activity Program

ACTION Call for Proposals to Support New and Ongoing Citizen Science Projects

Call for Proposal for Ensuring Sustainable Democratic Governance and Human Rights in Southern Mediterranean

ERBACHER Foundation Grant to Sponsor Charitable Projects

DMTFYP Central Grants Programme assiting Disadvantaged Young People in UK and Ireland

The Burns Price Foundation Grant to Promote Good Citizenship amongst Young People in the UK

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation accepting Applications for “Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program” in the U.S.

Program on Countering Unregulated Wild Plant Collection in Armenia

Small Grants for Interreligious Projects in the Central African Republic

Calling Serbian CSOs to Prevent and Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings

2020 Open World Grant Program to Bring Emerging Leaders