Under the Norway Grants, from which the project Response to hiv is funded, Norway has set aside €804 million for the current funding period of 2009–2013 aimed at 13 countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The decision-making body for the Norway grants scheme is the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the funding period 2009–2014, the Norway Grants support specific programme areas, agreed with each receptive country, e.g.: green industry innovation, carbon capture and storage, research and scholarship, The global fund for decent work and tripartite dialogue, public health initiatives, judicial capacity-building and cooperation, cross-border cooperation to combat organised crime, mainstreaming gender equality and promoting work-life balance are just some of the areas.