MTV Staying Alive Foundation grants
19 August 2008
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation invites grant applications from youth-led organizations and young people (aged between 15-27 years) who are working on HIV prevention and AIDS education campaigns within their communities.
The deadline for December 2008 proposals is the 15th September 2008, and successful applicants will be announced on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2008. Young people, 15–24 years of age, accounted for around 45% of all new HIV infections in 2007 and many young people lack accurate, complete information on how to avoid exposure to the virus. The Staying Alive Foundation (SAF) believes that the information geared towards young people is one of the keys to helping prevent HIV infection and that young people can bring about positive social change around HIV prevention, if given the opportunity.
A Staying Alive Award comes with a financial grant up to US$ 12,000, Staying Alive materials (including MTV Staying Alive programming and teaching kits), a small fund to buy technical media equipment, a local mentor and a personal grant manager.
About Staying Alive
In 1998, MTV launched the Staying Alive campaign, a multimedia global HIV prevention campaign to challenge AIDS-related stigma. UNAIDS has partnered with MTV, providing funding and technical assistance on key AIDS issues.
Following the success of the campaign, the Staying Alive Foundation (SAF) was set up in 2005 to support young people around the world who are working in AIDS awareness, education and prevention campaigns among their peers. To date they have given 100 grants to 81 projects across the globe.
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