In the following pages, you will ﬁnd guidelines on how to facilitate support groups for people living with HIV. The resources lay out key things you as a facilitator should know, provide ideas and suggestions for running an effective group, present tools to help carry out the job and give links to resources which may help you improve your groups and your facilitation of it. The information is categorized in sections to help you pick and choose what works best for you. We encourage you to incorporate your own resources and knowledge to add to the content we have provided. If this format does not work for you, change it as you see ﬁt to meet your needs.
This resource guide is designed to assist civil society organizations in understanding how to access funding from the Global Fund (GF) and eﬀectively engage in country dialogue through all the key stages. In 2014, the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM) was launched. Inclusion of civil society and key aﬀected populations (KAP) including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people) is a key feature of the NFM. Key populations are defined by the Global Fund as women and girls, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who inject drugs, sex workers, prisoners, refugees and migrants, people living with HIV, adolescents and young people, orphans and vulnerable children, and populations of humanitarian concern. The current funding cycle, 2017-2019, builds on the principles of the NFM with the addition of a few enhancements designed to simplify the grant application process. Further, the 2017-22 Global Fund Strategic Objective 3e) makes specific reference to the need to support meaningful engagement of key and vulnerable populations and networks in Global Fund related processes.