FHI 360: DREAMS – Community Mobilization and Norms Change Program

Deadline: 6 August 2018

FHI 360 is seeking 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 post GBV services.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only applications from bonafide South African organizations will be considered.
  • For purpose of this APS and “indigenous South African organization” is defined as an organization:
    • Registered and incorporate under laws of the Republic of South Africa.
    • Based and conducts its business within borders of Republic of South Africa.
    • With majority of its board of directors and decision-making structures resident in the Republic of South Africa.
    • The local organizations should have full autonomy in programmatic operations.
  • The applicant should have experience in working to promote social justice, promote gender equality, strengthen community responsiveness to HIV, and / or promote social and behavior change communication programming and / or community-based post GBV care and referrals / linkages to GBV, HIV/AIDS and SRH services.
  • The applicant may be a registered non-profit organization operating ad a community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, or civil society organizations, etc.
  • Organizations that already have a presence or are currently working in any / all of the targeted geographical areas and known in the communities.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit DREAMS.

U.S. Embassy in Australia: PAS Annual Program Statement

Social Innovation Fund announces Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund

Arts Council Malta: 2019 Cultural Export Fund (CEF) Presentation and Touring Grants Program

African Union: Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2019

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL announces Evaluation Innovation Fund

DHHS-SAMHSA: Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health Grant Program

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL announces Addressing Early and Forced Marriage in Morocco

U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

U.S. Embassy in Cameroon: 2019 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees

U.S. Mission to South Africa: 2019 Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Entries Open for 2019 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Interethnic Reconciliation and Youth Small Grants Program

Call for Applications: National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

DHHS-ACL: Inviting Applications for Legal Assistance Enhancement Program

Accountability Fund 2019: Seeking Proposals from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

WCS Climate Adaptation Fund: 2019 Request for Proposals

EU Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) & Organizations of Civil Society (CSO)

Sefer Center for Academic Jewish Studies announces Russian Jewry Research Grant Program

Comprehensive Capacity Grant: Strengthening the Operational and Managerial Capacity of NGOs

UNESCO launched 10th International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)

FRRR announces Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital Grant Program for Australians

Foundation for the Third Millennium Grant Program to Promote Environmental Protection and Health

U.S. Mission to Haiti: PAS Annual Program Statement Program

USDA: Seeking Applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants