World AIDS Day & AIDS Awareness Week Small Grants 2020

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WORLD AIDS Day  - Small Grants 2020

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December every year.

It's a time to show support for people living with HIV and commemorate those lost to AIDS. It’s also an opportunity to educate community that HIV is still an issue in Western Australia.

The aims of World AIDS Day are:

• To encourage all Australians to be aware of HIV,
• To take action to reduce the transmission of HIV by promoting safer sex and safer injecting practices, and
• To ensure that people living with HIV can participate fully in the life of the community, free from stigma and discrimination.

The WA Department of Health’s Sexual Health & Blood-Borne Virus Program is providing small grants, up to $615 (plus GST). The WA AIDS Council is facilitating the small grant application process.

Grants will enable health promotion officers, public and community health users, Aboriginal health workers and other relevant providers in regional/remote areas of Western Australia to conduct events or projects during AIDS Awareness Week (23 - 27 November 2020) or World AIDS Day (1 December 2020).

Grants can be used to host community information events, create resources, for prizes, posters and advertisements, and events with an HIV-positive speaker.

Regardless of whether an application is submitted/ successful, World AIDS Day merchandise (ribbons, pins post- its, pens, etc.) are freely available on request.

There will also be several World AIDS Day and AIDS Awareness Week events in the Perth metropolitan area.

More information regarding these events will be available closer to the time.

Grant summary info and application forms below.

 WADG_20_Application.pdf

WADG_20_Grant_Summary.pdf

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Our Mission

To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.

WA AIDS Council would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of this country throughout Australia, and their strength, resilience and connection to land and community. In particular, the WA AIDS Council would like to acknowledge the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located.

 

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