Inviting Applications from CBOs for Technical Assistance

Community Systems Strengthening – NETREACH 

The Humsafar Trust (HST) is a community-based organization (CBO) working on health and human rights of LGBTQ since 1994. In the last two decades of its HIV intervention with the MSM and Transgender communities, it has reached out to over 110000 people through targeted HIV intervention programs under the National AIDS Control Program. HST has built capacities of Community-Based Organizations in 27 Indian states on HIV prevention, treatment, care & support, and advocacy for LGBTQ rights as part of GFATM projects Pehchan and DIVA. Kindly refer to the website for more details about the organisation.  


HST has been implemented a GFATM project NETREACH, the project is reaching to hard to reach communities through social media platforms. The project also has a component of community systems strengthening (CSS) . Under CSS the project will help to build capacities of community- based organizations (CBOs) and strengthened to take ownership and promote health and human rights of their communities. 

Technical Assistance  

 The technical assistance (TA) is focused on building organizational systems strengthening (governance, management and operations) and resource mobilization for CBOs in India. This TA is directed towards assisting CBOs in their journey towards self-reliance and sustained engagement in the HIV/AIDS response. The capacitated CBOs will be supported to contribute to the achievement of the 95:95:95 targets. Learnings from this TA    will contribute to the national and state efforts in Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) as prioritized under the fifth phase of the National AIDS Control Program (NACP-V) by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). 

Objective 1: Strengthen the HIV response among key populations

Objective 2: Nurture and strengthen  Community Based Organizations as sustainable approach for HIV & AIDS response interventions.

Objective 3: Strengthened program management  and financial systems to ensure attainment of the effectiveness of the used resources.

Objectives 4: Strengthen the advocacy component & resource mobilization for CBOs 

Application for Technical Assistance:  

The interested CBOs are requested to kindly fill the Annex: CBO assessment sheet and share the same with The Humsafar Trust.  

Application Process  

  1. Applicants are required to share their organizational profile by filling the form attached as Annexure A – “CBO assessment sheet” 

Selection process:

There will be an internal committee for selection of the CBOs in need of Technical Assistance on priority basis. (subjected to the number of applications received

Progress Report: 

The progress report after successful completion will be submitted by the CBO.  

The last date of submission of completely filled Annex : CBO assessment sheet is 30th  September 2023 at 5:00 pm.  

The applications to be shared at email id ‘  

Annex A: CBO assessment sheet