Grants of €5,000 available for ambitious initiatives during #FootballPeople 201826 April 2018

The#FootballPeopleweekswereahugesuccesslastyear,buildingongrowinginvolvementinpreviousyears100,000peopleactivelytookpartintheperiod.PlanningforOctober2018hasstartedearlythisyearwiththelaunchoftheEventGrantsscheme.

Grants of up to €5,000 are now available for organisations across Europe for ambitious and original applications for events during the #FootballPeople period that can create change at a national or international level.

Our target areas include:

  • Tackling racism and the inclusion and empowerment of ethnic minorities
  • Social integration an support for refugees
  • Tackling homophobia/ transphobia and improving the participation of the LGBT community
  • Sexism and the empowerment of women and girls through sport
  • Addressing institutionally embedded discrimination

If you are working in any of these areas please click here for criteria.

Applications must be submitted online until 28 May.

The #FootballPeople Event Grants are aimed at engaging all involved in the game from the grassroots to the elite level. Past activities have included film festivals, conferences, football educational and training roadshows, football festivals, educational seminars, launch of research, reports and other publications, theatre performances and lobbying events.

“Creating an inclusive and welcoming environment across football is what the #FootballPeople weeks are about. The Event Grants have supported this idea and enabled many organisations to cast light on specific issues that relate to football and the wider society within in their countries or at international level.

“We have seen creative projects drive change as well as those creating important debates. That is what we are looking to continue to support,” said Piara Powar, the Executive Director of Fare.

Earlier this month, Fare announced the first four beneficiaries of the #FootballPeople Development Grants, a new grant scheme that promotes regular football activities around the campaign.

A Small Grants scheme will be launched between the 15 June and 31 July, allowing applicants and grant recipients more time to plan and organise activities than in previous years.