FARE Action Weeks -  Call for Action

The 2012 FARE Football People action weeks challenge discrimination and celebrate the contribution we all make to football, wherever we live, whatever our connection to the game, whatever our background. The Action Weeks take place from 16 – 31 October 2012 across Europe.

Get active and apply for grants

Through this period we aim to encourage initiatives and activities to address problems, or celebrate success, within your club or community. The weeks allow us to stand together across Europe to present a unified stand against discrimination and for equality.

Alongside activities by professional clubs and leagues, such as at the Champions League and the Europa League, we hope to allow the period give fans, minority groups and grassroots football clubs the opportunity to celebrate the inclusive power of the game.

If you are a fan group or a community organisation, you might develop one of the following actions:

  • Organise a fan choreography inside your stadium
  • Produce and distribute anti- discrimination materials at a game
  • Develop an education workshop to be given by fans to schools in your area
  • Work with minority groups in your area on a joint project
  • Use players (or ex-players) at your club to send out a message
  • Develop a small exhibition celebrating the diversity of fans and players at your club
  • Hold a fans forum with minority groups
  • Organise a flash mob in a public place in your town
  • Invite groups that are under-represented amongst your fans to a game
  • Take a clear stand against racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism and all other forms of discrimination

Grants to help activities

To help organise grassroots events, FARE is able to offer small grants for activities that take place during the Action Weeks.

The range of activities we are able to support include the production of campaigning materials (banners, flyers, fanzines, posters, t-shirts, stickers), the production of fan choreographies and flags, the organisation of stadium actions and community days and football- related intercultural events such as special matches, debates or tournaments.


  • The financial contribution groups can ask for should not exceed 400€.
  • In the past we have been able to lend financial support to about 180 groups. If you intend applying for small grants we ask you to observe following criteria:
  • Your activity is directly linked to anti-discrimination and football and takes place between 16-31October 2012.
  • The activity aims at involving and empowering migrants, ethnic minorities or other targeted groups such as refugees, asylum seekers, LGBT communities, religious minorities or disabled people.
  • Quality of partnerships and involvement of grass-root organisations (fan groups, NGOs, amateur teams,...)
  • The activity should pay attention to gender equality and inclusion of minorities

Application for Grants

Sumbit your application online and describe briefly your planned activity or event during the FARE Action Weeks.

The deadline to submit applications is 9 September 2012.

We look forward to learning about your ideas, initiatives and activities.

Even if you do not apply for financial help we would encourage your commitment and ability to develop activities on your own, since you know the local situation best. Please get in contact and inform us about your events so that we can publicise them on our FARE Action Weeks list of activities. If you require further advice please contact the FARE secretariat directly and write to info@farenet.org ot touchbase with the FARE partner coordinating the Action Week in your country.

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