Fare, the umbrella organisation that combats inequality and drives change in football, is seeking more applicants for the small grants initiative which forms part of its #FootballPeople 2018 campaign.
Grants of €500 are available to fund activities and events at local and regional level that tackle discrimination, promote social inclusion and use football to bring people of different communities together. Activities should meet one or more of these objectives:
- Fight discrimination in football.
- Celebrate diversity in football.
- Improve the representation of minorities and women in football.
- Develop ideas and new practices that challenge exclusion.
- Use football as a tool for empowerment, social inclusion and education.
The #FootballPeople 2018 campaign will run from October 11-25, and the deadline for small grants is July 31.
Mariana Linhan, from Fare, told ConnectSport: "Our annual activity happens across all levels of football. We are backed by UEFA and professional players, but at the other end we also have grassroots activity such as refugees' tournaments and minority groups getting involved in activity at local football clubs.
"Last year we had around 120,000 participating across Europe, plus America, Asia and Africa – 62 countries in total."
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.