Call for Letters of Intent: Harm Reduction Fund

Deadline: 13 July 2018

The Government of Canada has launched a call for Letters of Intent (LOIs) for its Harm Reduction Fund which is administered by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Harm reduction is a pillar of the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy and is integral to Canada’s effort to reduce the impact of HIV and hepatitis C on the health of Canadians.

The Harm Reduction Fund supports front-line community-based projects that aim to reduce HIV and hepatitis C infections among individuals who share drug-use equipment. Funding of approximately two years is intended to focus on communities where there is evidence of high rates of substance use, HIV and hepatitis C related to the sharing of injection and inhalation drug-use equipment.

Objectives

The objectives of the Harm Reduction Fund are to:

  • strengthen the knowledge of risk factors associated with HIV and hepatitis C among people who share drug-use equipment;
  • strengthen the skills, competencies, and abilities of people who use substances and share drug-use equipment to prevent HIV and hepatitis C infections;
  • reduce stigma and discrimination toward mental health, substance use, and people who share drug-use equipment; and,
  • reduce risk-taking behaviour among people who use substances and share drug-use equipment (injection and inhalation equipment).

Funding Information

Organizations can apply for a maximum of two years of funding. Projects will be funded for a maximum of $125,000 per year.

Eligibility Criteria

The Harm Reduction Fund is open to:

  • Canadian not-for-profit, registered as incorporated, voluntary organizations or corporations; or
  • Canadian not-for-profit unincorporated organizations, societies or coalitions;
  • Canadian provincial and territorial health providers including Regional Health Authorities and Local Public Health Services; or
  • Canadian post-secondary institutions seeking to undertake community-based programming, but not research.

Funding recipients must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience addressing HIV or hepatitis C prevention and control, using a harm reduction approach, among people who use shared drug-use equipment, in a manner that actively and meaningfully engages those individuals.

How to Apply

To receive a copy of the Letter of Intent template and the Applicant Guide, please send an email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Canada

For more information, please visit Harm Reduction Fund.

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