Youth Mobilisation Fund

What is the Fund?
The GenEndIt Youth Mobilisation Fund was developed by the GenEndIt Steering Group and supported by Restless Development, with the aim of providing tangible financial support to youth advocates working to make AIDS history.

Small flexible grants of between 200 GBP and 1000 GBP made available to young people to lead specific campaigning activities in their communities via the local led by HIV and AIDS focussed youth organisations, networks and movements they were connected to.

The first pilot fund in 2023 was open to young people taking action in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, the UK and USA. We received over 70 applications and five projects were rewarded.

Meet the Youth Mobilisation Fund Leaders

J.Pai: Shed India Increasing Youth Peer Educators

India
Training and recruiting youth peer educators for HIV/AIDS peer educators for HIV/AIDS

Deepika: Basera Samajik Sansthan Campaigning

India
Developing a social media campaign and mobilising, raising awareness about the importance of HIV prevention, working within the trans community. Building a team of circa 20 volunteers.

Horcelie: Lobiko Charity Leading

United Kingdom
Creating and developing two workshops in London, focusing on HIV testing and stigma amidst the African community in London.

Anwesha: Aruna NGO Educate & Inform

India
Developing and leading information and education campaigns with existing youth network to support them to take creative action. Goal: Zero AIDS related deaths and new infections.

Ally: Art Exhibition & Workshop

United Kingdom
Creating and developing art exhibition and digital workshop on using artas a vehicle for expression in HIV and AIDS activism.

Meet the Steering Group

Horcelie: Lobiko Charity Leading

Creating and developing two workshops in London, focusing on HIV testing and stigma amidst the African community in London.

Deepika: Basera Samajik Sansthan Campaigning

Developing a social media campaign and mobilising, raising awareness about the importance of HIV prevention, working within the trans community. Building a team of circa 20 volunteers.

J.Pai: Shed India Increasing Youth Peer Educators

Training and recruiting youth peer educators for HIV/AIDS peer educators for HIV/AIDS

Ally: Art Exhibition & Workshop

Creating and developing art exhibition and digital workshop on using artas a vehicle for expression in HIV and AIDS activism.

Anwesha: Aruna NGO Educate & Inform

Developing and leading information and education campaigns with existing youth network to support them to take creative action. Goal: Zero AIDS related deaths and new infections.
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Next round of funding.

Follow us on our social media channels and find out first when the next call opens for Youth Mobilisation Fund applications.

As a snapshot and to start the thinking, funded activity objectives could include strengthening and inspiring collective action, urging governments to take action and prioritise HIV in their international cooperation, particularly with support for youth-led HIV responses.