The Fare network has made available set of grants to fund activities and events as part of the Football People actions weeks, one of the biggest social action activities in sport.
The campaign 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 that 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 1 August and 10 September.
Interventions must meet the objectives of the campaign and be held during the two-week period in October. 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 3 September.
The Football People weeks will run between 5 and 19 October.