MTV Staying Alive Grant: Small Grants to Youth led CBOs working to fight HIV in most Innovative Ways

MTV Staying Alive Grant program invites young people, passionate about HIV awareness, to contribute towards fighting HIV globally.

Since 2005, the  program has been granting sums of money to young inspiring people, the people fighting to beat HIV in their local communities in the most innovative ways. Currently 6 projects form EECA are being funded in the following countries: Poland, Romania, Moldova, Macedonia, Armenia and Tajikistan.

Deadline: 28 August 2016

Funds Available: Every successful grant applicant will receive up to $12,000 of funding for 1 year to set up an HIV awareness project in their community.

Eligibility Criteria

Grants will be awarded to small, youth-led organisations that:

  • Are entirely led by young people under the age of 27
  • Are community-based, grassroots organisations
  • Educate and/or give out responsible and accurate information about HIV and AIDS targeted at young people in their communities
  • Eliminate or alleviate the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS
  • Encourage young people to take concrete action to protect themselves from HIV infection
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity in their activities
  • Reflect and honour the culture in which the project operates
  • Program will particularly, but not exclusively, fund organisations who work with key at risk populations, including adolescent girls, LGBTs, sex workers, prisoners and injecting drug users.
  • All Staying Alive Foundation grant applicants must agree to allow the Staying Alive Foundation and MTV to promote and publicise their projects.

Interested applicants must apply online via: MTV Staying Alive Grant.

Source: FundsForNGOs