Since 2005, we’ve been giving out small sums of money to young people we believe in, trust, and are genuinely inspired by. They have one thing in common: they’re fighting to beat HIV in their local communities in the most innovative ways.

A Staying Alive Foundation Grant comes with a small amount of funding, Staying Alive materials (including programming and teaching kits), a small fund to buy technical media equipment, a local mentor, a personal grant manager, as well as training and development.

We support organisations led by young people between the ages of 15 and 27 that work in HIV prevention. We’re interested in organisations that are start-ups and do not have much support, financial or otherwise. We are much more likely to fund an organisation that has little or no existing funding to date, rather than those with several funders on board.


Wondering whether you qualify for a Staying Alive Foundation grant? Here are the guidelines. We fund small, youth-led initiatives – so if that sounds like you, read on. Find out more



Get the answers to all of our most frequently asked questions, from how much to apply for, to the timeline of the grant, to how our grantees are monitored.

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