2015 Football People Event Grants launched
For the third consecutive year, the Fare Network’s Event Grants will boost national and international scale events and interventions during the Football People action weeks to address social inclusion and anti-discrimination within football.
A pool of €20,000 has been made available to fund events that will become the highlights of the two-week period in October and have the potential to generate a positive long-term impact.
The Event Grants scheme is open to all European formal and informal groups that have the capacity to organise interventions of this kind at national or international level.
The proposed events must be implemented during the Football People action weeks between 8-22 October, have a connection to football and address one or more of these topics: inclusion of ethnic minorities, asylum seekers and migrants, breaking the glass ceilings, gender issues, homo/trans/bi-phobia, LGBT and human rights, disability, empowerment, capacity building, monitoring incidents, institutional discrimination or exclusion.
Fare Programmes Co-ordinator Claudia Krobitzsch said: “Over the last two years we have noted an increasing demand for the Event Grants.
“Many groups across Europe are now seeking for opportunities to shape the debates around social inclusion and anti-discrimination in football at a national level. Fare is keen to nurture these ambitions and to help those groups in their efforts to make a positive change.
“Last year, the wide range of ideas for events and the high quality of the applications made the selection process not easy for us. We hope to see a similar turnout this year.”
To find out more on how to apply for the Event Grants, visit the Fare Network website here.