Projects aimed at tackling discrimination in and through football have been invited to apply for funding and participate in the ‘Football People’ Action Weeks in October.
The campaign, co-ordinated by the Fare Network, aims to get 100,000 people to take part from grassroots groups, football clubs and associations, NGOs, ethnic minority organisations, LGBTIQ fan groups, and more, and to be part of a social movement focused on tackling discrimination in and through football.
Support of up to €500 is available for grassroots activities which promote social inclusion and celebrate diversity, further the empowerment of women and ethnic minorities through football, and help refugee inclusion.
Organisations can apply for a grant between August 1 and September 10. Interventions must meet the objectives of the Football People campaign and be held during the two-week period of October 5 to 19.
Piara Powar, Fare Executive Director, said: “We want people across Europe to show what football can be, how it is a driving force for social change, regardless of who they are, their background, or where they live.
“Our aim to is to reach 100,000 Football People get directly involved; if you have an idea let us know.”
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 September 3.
For small grants apply here.
For event grants apply here.