MTV’s Staying Alive Grants program supports new organizations companies, brands, events who share their passion for building innovative, creative ways to support projects.
Organizations led by young people between the ages of 15 and 27 that work in HIV prevention are supported. The grants program is interested in organizations that are start-ups and do not have much support, financial or otherwise. In fact it is much more likely to fund an organization that has little or no existing funding to date, rather than those with several funders on board.
A Staying Alive Foundation Grant comes with a small amount of funding, Staying Alive materials (including programming and teaching kits), and a small fund to buy technical media equipment, a local mentor, a personal grant manager, as well as training and development.
Grant Information: It varies from project to project. The maximum one can apply for is a grant of US$12,000.
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
For more information, visit http://mtvstayingalive.org/grants/.