The HIV Young Leaders Fund has launched a Request for Proposals for 2010. It is currently seeking grant proposals from organizations which are “working to address the needs of young people most-affected by HIV in their communities, including young people living with HIV.” Interestingly, the Fund also invites groups which are not legally registered as NGOs or nonprofits in their countries to apply for this funding opportunity. However, these groups will be needing an intermediary fiscal sponsor or a registered NGO to facilitate the funding process between the Fund and the grantee group.
The key activities to be funded are: “Local, national, regional or international HIV advocacy; local peer-based HIV services; and community mobilization. There are two application tracts – one for Core Funding and one for Project Funding. Applying organizations and projects must serve young people most-at-risk of HIV in their community and/or young people living with HIV.”
Following are the types of grants available for applying. Organizations can apply for only one tract.
Tract 1 – Project Funding
Total cost of project is between $0 – $5,000: Up to $5,000
Total cost of project is between $5,000 – $20,000: Up to $15,000
Total cost of project is between $20,000 – $50,00: Up to $20,000
Tract 2 – Core Funding
New organization with no previous funding: Up to $15,000
Existing organization with previous funding and a total operating budget of less than $50,000: Up to $20,000
Existing organization with previous funding and a total operating budget $50,000 or above: Up to $30,000
Only youth-led organizations or youth-led projects (organizations led by persons 30 years of age of younger) are eligible to apply for the funding. However, the Fund also prioritizes “organizations or groups that meaningfully engage young people – such as having young people on the Board of Directors, mentoring young volunteers and staff, and having advisors on youth issues.”
Applications forms, available in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish, can be downloaded from the link given below. The deadline to submit the proposals is 1 May 2010. For more information, visit this link.