As a universal language football provides a methodology of its own to tackle discrimination, promote empowerment and integration; it also has unique issues that act as an echo chamber for social problems that require addressing.
We are making available a pool of 110,000 USD in grants as part of a partnership between Fare and FIFA to address discrimination in football. The grants are funded as part of an agreement with FIFA in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup and will be distributed, monitored, and evaluated by Fare.
The grants allow organisations to follow up on incidents and issues of discrimination in domestic and international football by developing debates, mechanisms of change and build capacity. At the same time, they are available for football for development initiatives to help social inclusion on a community level.
The grants are split into three parts: for playing activities, for sharing information, and to develop expertise and innovation.
Tackle discrimination in football or use football as a tool to address exclusion in society.
Playing – weekly sessions or a one-off tournament at national level.
Sharing information – Conferences, Research, Education materials, Best Practice Guides.
Develop expertise and innovation – present a work programme that achieves the objectives through any of the following: advocacy, community empowerment, lobbying, organisational development. Be creative in your suggestions.
The main project should run through the period of 1 April 2018 to 31 August 2018.
Only legally registered organisations can apply.
The deadline for applications is the 18 February 2018.
Projects should show
• The need for the idea/ activity
• How the treatment of the issue is addressed effectively
• The target audience(s)
• Impact of the project and the expected results
• Level of sustainability and transferability
• Partnerships and stakeholder involvement
• A clear publicity strategy
• How the project is innovative
The application form can be filled in here: http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/TbiJKl6f0e51h