Fare Network launches small grants scheme to bolster anti-discrimination action.
The small grants programme is open to
- Grassroots organisations including NGOs
- Minority groups
- Amateur clubs
- Educational bodies
It is hoped that these grants will help programmes to implement and expand local and regional activities that stimulate the inclusion of ethnic minorities, refugees and migrants, disabled people and other marginalised groups through the power of football.
The activities should be implemented during the Action Weeks period, from 08 and 22 October, and meet one or more of the following objectives:
- Fight discrimination in football
- Celebrate diversity in the game
- Improve the representation of minorities and women in football
- Share best practice and develop new ideas to tackle discrimination
- Use football as a tool for empowerment, social development, education and inclusion.
In 2014, over 2,000 activities were held during the two-week period in October. A total amount of €90,000 was allocated in grants across 46 countries, including 242 small grants and 15 event grants. Grassroots groups can apply for a small grant until06 September or join the movement with their own activities.
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