The Staying Alive Foundation is pleased to announce its first call for proposals for 2010.

The Staying Alive Foundation aims to empower young people who want to make a difference in their communities. The foundation is looking for youth-led organisations that can raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and have received little or no previous funding. The Foundation's grants are a maximum of US$12,000.

Due to the high number of applications the Staying Alive Foundation has received in the past few years, it have changed its application process to a 2 stage process. The first stage consists of filling out a short form online and successful applicants will be invited to 2nd stage and be asked to fill in a longer application form. The link to apply is: http://foundation.staying-alive.org/en/grants/apply

While the Foundation accepts applications in English, French and Spanish from any country in the world, it currently does not have the online form in French or Spanish but has it available as a word document.

The deadline to apply for the first stage is 12 March 2010, and grants will be announced on 1 June 2010.