Social Mobilisation Programme – Bread for the World
The Social Mobilisation programme aims to increase the uptake of interventions implemented by other HIV Prevention Programmes as well as increase the uptake of HTS and linkage to ART.
From July 2020 – June 2023, the programme will evolve to Access Inclusion focusing on People Living With Disabilities.
The Top 3 Objectives of the programme:
Increased uptake of HIV Testing Services
Men Championing Change
Open days for social mobilisation for other interventions
Background of the SPSF:
The Small Project and Support Fund (SPSF) is a project funded by Bread for the World (BfdW) to support small local initiatives that are made up of committed and dedicated people who may belong to any of these structures: self-help groups, community based organisations (CBO’s), faith based organisations (FBO’s) or smaller non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) or small local networks and their members working within their vicinity and context to improve the lives of the marginalised. The BfdW partner organisation, the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is the administrative partner who manages the programme autonomously based on criteria which have been mutually agreed with BfdW.
Funding to successful applicants is channelled through AFSA. The SPSF aims to empower communities to act and participate in their own development through actions that are designed, implemented and owned by the communities themselves. It will target grass-root initiatives that are known in their communities; at least 25% of the funded initiatives will be female led so as to address gender inequalities and drive female empowerment. The SPSF will run for 3 years-2019-2022.
AFSA implemented the first phase of the project (Year 1) between April 2019 and March 2020 through a grant received from BftW in partnership with 7 initiatives that were spread over the 3 geographical provinces. The SPSF is made up of two components each to be implemented annually:
Component 1 is implemented in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Eastern Cape & Mpumalanga provinces with no thematic focus area. Maximum funding period is 1 year to the value of R150000.
Component 2 supports initiatives that are focused on the protection of Human Rights it has no geographic locations. This is once off ad-hoc funding that is provided as and when required. Maximum value funding is R75000.