MTV Staying Alive|06.07.2015|News
MTV Staying Alive is offering funding of up to US$12,000 for youth-led projects to fight HIV

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is committed to stopping HIV before it even starts. That’s why we’re looking for the most innovative and ambitious young leaders who are dedicated to preventing HIV among young people.

AIDS is the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents worldwide. And a recent report from UNAIDS has warned that the world must step-up HIV-prevention and treatment efforts to stop a resurgence of HIV infections in the coming years.

Are you ready to join us?

We’re offering youth-led organisations a chance to access grants of up to $12,000 to fund community-based HIV-prevention projects around the world.

Grants are awarded to projects that find innovative ways to promote and implement HIV prevention, raising awareness of and educating local communities about the disease.

So if you are 27 years old or younger and you are passionate about HIV prevention, we want to hear from you.

The grant

Not only will successful applicants get access to project funding and a dedicated grant manager, they will also gain access to a comprehensive training programme. To explore what our current grantees are up to explore our Project Map.

See one of our recent grant winners, The Dove Foundation, in action:

How to apply

Stage 1 applications must be submitted by Friday, 24 August. If you are successful at stage 1, applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed stage 2 application. Final grant winners will be announced on World AIDS Days (Dec 1).

Click here to check the grant eligibility criteria.

Applications can be made in English, Spanish, or French.

Click here to complete our online application form

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