FIFA Foundation Community Programme 2025 (US$30,000 Funding)

FIFA Foundation Community Programme 2025 (US$30,000 Funding)

FIFA Foundation Community Programme 2025 (US$30,000 Funding)

The Non-governmental organisations worldwide operating football-related social projects are invited to apply for FIFA Foundation Community Programme.

The aim of the FIFA Foundation Community Programme is to support well-established, non-profit organisations that use football to address the most pressing global challenges affecting underprivileged children and young people, contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To this end, the FIFA Foundation provides yearly financial support to cover a wide range of costs, including programme-related and institutional costs, as well as costs connected with projects, initiatives, events and workshops.

The programme seeks to engage with NGOs in a variety of initiatives that contribute to good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, no poverty, reduced inequalities, peace, justice and strong institutions, as well as to the promotion of decent work and economic growth. NGOs are encouraged to showcase how they use football to tackle social issues and bring about positive social change. The comprehensive selection process involves strict eligibility criteria and requires organisations to submit an extensive range of supporting documentation in the areas of finance and child protection.

The FIFA Foundation will be delivering two online capacity-building workshops to assist interested parties with the application process. The first workshop will cover the process in general terms and the financial aspects, while the second will deal with safeguarding and the criteria each applying organisation must meet in order to be considered for the programme.

Scope 

  • Social development support through ongoing, regular and well-established football programmes or projects
  • Primary beneficiaries: children and young people
  • Gender balance amongst beneficiaries must be achieved or valid justification must be provided as to why this was not met
  • Activities must be run frequently: at least once a week and across a minimum of eight months per year
  • Outside the scope of the grant
    • Support for player development initiatives or any projects linked to professional football
    • Staff or team travel not clearly connected with the core project activities
    • Projects lacking clear social development objectives related to football activities
    • Proposals only featuring one-off events

Funding Information

  • Up to USD 30,000 per year
  • 1 January 2025 – 31 December 2026

Eligibility Criteria 

  • To be eligible for the FIFA Foundation Community Programme, an organisation must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a legal and registered entity with non-governmental status in the country where the proposed activities are to be implemented
    • Be politically and religiously independent and not-for-profit
    • Not be discriminatory in any way (on social, ethnic, racial, religious, financial, gender-based, talent-based grounds, etc.)
    • Be a direct implementer of the proposed activities that use football as a tool to address social issues, target children or young people and provide development opportunities for vulnerable people
    • Present a proposal featuring activities that are run regularly
    • Be committed to transparent practices in the areas of accounting, administration and governance
    • Be financially sustainable and have a long-term approach
    • Be committed to child safeguarding and have a safeguarding policy in place
    • Not be affiliated to competitors of FIFA Commercial Affiliates

Application Deadline: 26-Jul-24

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