UEFA launch call for projects to support vulnerable children

The UEFA Foundation for Children has launched its annual call to find and fund organisations which use sport to help vulnerable young people. 

The invite is open to any organisation that proposes practical measures to help children, in particular in the areas of access to sport, health, education, employment, personal development and supporting the most vulnerable. The UEFA Foundation for Children will then fund the projects, which can based anywhere in the world.

One of the projects will be launched in Tallinn, Estonia this week with children from a hearing and visual impaired school performing the Florence And The Machine song 'You’ve got the Love' before kick-off in the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. 

The youngsters will also have the chance to meet players of both teams before the match, highlighting the importance of integrating children with disabilities into society as well as giving opportunities to children in less-privileged parts of the world. 

Urs Kluser, General Secretary of the UEFA Foundation for Children, said: “The UEFA Super Cup is an important event for the UEFA Foundation for Children, where we can make a link between professional football and local children. 

“Football is a game of passion that builds bridges between people. No matter who you are or where you come from, you have a part to play in the world of football.” 

Applications are invited from organisations anywhere in the world, with the deadline for applications on September 14. 

To submit your project, click on this link