Event Grants (up to €5,000)

The#FootballPeopleEventGrantssupportorganisationstorunnationalandinternationaleventsaddressingdiscriminationanddriveforwarddebatesaboutsocialinclusioninfootballduringthe#FootballPeopleweeks.

The #FootballPeople action weeks take place 11 – 25 October 2018.

The Event Grants help mount conferences, panel discussions, round table events, festivals etc. that will become the highlights of the campaign. On top of the financial support, Fare can help you develop the programme, find international speakers and generate publicity for your event.

Organising an event with a national or international scope during the Fare campaign provides a unique opportunity to become part of the #FootballPeople movement; to raise the profile of your organisation and be seen and recognised internationally.

Please note that the grant scheme is only for organisations and activities based in Europe.

What activities can receive funding?

Fare seeks to fund outstanding events or gatherings that address and discuss topics in relation to football and discrimination and/or social inclusion that are relevant in your context. They must coincide with the #FootballPeople weeks in October.  There is no prescribed format for the event but proposals must clearly demonstrate that they have a national or international scope in terms of content, the speakers/participants they involve and their foreseen PR activities. Applications that don’t meet these criteria cannot be considered for funding.

Fare encourages applicants to work in cooperation with a wide range of partners to increase the impact and visibility of their event and to raise additional funds to reach a wider audience.

Events should seek to address at least one of these objectives:

  • Make football more inclusive by tackling exclusion and discrimination
  • Increase representation of minorities and women in football
  • Explore and discuss football as a tool for social change, empowerment, education or social inclusion
  • Educate about and breakdown stereotypes

All applications will be assessed against a set of criteria:

  • Relevance of topics addressed
  • Quality of publicity strategy
  • Expected number of people reached directly and indirectly
  • Adequate partnerships and stakeholder involvement
  • Expected impact and results of the event

Who can apply?

Any European-based group or organisation that has the capacity and expertise to run such an event can apply.

How much can we apply for?

Grants of up to 5,000€ are available. Applicants must cover at least 20% through other sources. The grant will not exceed 80% of the overall costs of the event.

All grants recipients will have to sign a formal agreement with Fare. The grant will be paid in two instalments; 50% before the event and 50% after delivery.

The grantees have to submit a written and financial report.

How to apply?

The application form will be open from 26 April – 28 May 2018 (11.59PM).

If you would like to discuss your idea before formally applying, please send a short informal proposal (max. 1 A4 page) with an initial draft to Claudia.Krobitzsch@farenet.org.

What cannot be funded?

The Event grants cannot be used to fund existing events, stand alone tournaments, for sole awareness-raising activities in stadiums such as team banners, flags etc. and small-scale local or regional interventions. For local activities please apply for a small Grant, which will be made available during the summer.