Two weeks until #FootballPeople grants deadline

The closing date to apply for a Football People Event or small grant and join an international movement of hundreds of thousands people using football to tackle discrimination and promote social inclusion is fast approaching.[/intro_paragraph]

The small grants scheme offers financial support of up to €500 to groups to advance their work, at local and regional level, in empowering communities, promoting personal development and tackling discrimination in football during the Football People weeks, between 05-19 October.

Organisations can apply for a grant until 10 September.

Funding for larger events is also available during the weeks. The Event grants are aimed at funding larger scale initiatives that take place at a national level. Organisations interested must send their applications by 3 September.

Some examples of how groups used the Football People small grants in the past include:

  • Film screenings and film festival on issues including female empowerment, LGTB rights and participation in sport, racism and immigration
  • Football tournaments for ethnic minority groups, refugees and asylum seekers
  • Conferences, panel discussions and roundtables on anti-discrimination and social inclusion through and in sport
  • Match days dedicated to the Football People weeks
  • Social media campaigns, podcasts and videos
  • Fan tifos and stadium choreographies
  • Workshops
  • Football theatre plays
  • Exhibitions

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