The call for nominations for the 2010 Red Ribbon Award is now open. As in the past, the award honors and recognizes
exceptional grassroots leadership in responding to the AIDS epidemic. Nominations are accepted from December 1st,
2009 until February 28th, 2010.

Twenty-five community-based organizations will be selected through a community-led process and invited to attend
the XVIIIth International AIDS Conference in Vienna from 18-23 July, 2010, where they will have an opportunity to
showcase their work. All 25 organizations will receive $5,000 each. Five of these will receive special recognition and
an additional $15,000.

One of the specific categories is for organisations which support HIV prevention, treatment and care programmes for people who use drugs.  Only small, grass roots / community based organisations which have been operating for at least one year and have an operating budget of less than 300,000 US dollars are eligible.
 
You may be eligible for an award or may know of an organisation which is eligible.  If so, we would encourage you to nominate your organisation or to nominate the organisation you know.

See attached PDF for more information.