The King Baudouin Foundation has launched a call for proposals for organizations in Africa to support football-based programs that deliver education on HIV/AIDS with the aim of preventing more young people from contracting the disease and reducing the stigma which surrounds it.
Grants will be open to all African based initiatives.
Projects which focus directly or indirectly to address girls as the primary target may be preferred, but other innovative, collaborative and focused initiatives will also be valued.
Support is intended for the following types of organizations:
Minimum project criteria required for funding consideration:
An example of the project given:
In Zambia, a football and health camp is reaching 14-24 year old boys and their parents.
The program promotes male responsibility in sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention, family planning, and child health.
Awareness and educational messages are integrated by coaches into football training and competition.
The financial support will be in the range between €3,500 and €17,000 and cannot represent more than 40% of an organization’s annual budget.
For more information and scholarship applications, see: Grants to fight HIV and AIDS through Football-based Programs.