‘The Football People’ Event Grants help to support innovative events, and high profile events and actions that tackle discrimination, and contribute to social inclusion, in and through football at a national and international level.
Fare wants to encourage and promote a diverse range of high quality, original and ambitious initiatives during the Football People action weeks that engage everyone from the grassroots to the elite level in football.
To receive funding, the events should be football related and address one or more topics:
- Refugees – including asylum seekers and undocumented migrants
- Ethnic minorities
- Tackling homophobia and transphobia
- Gender empowerment
- Institutional discrimination or exclusion
All projects must be implemented under the umbrella of the Football People action weeks in October 2016.
Events that can be funded:
- National or international level conferences
- Launch events or roundtables or presentations of education materials, films, exhibitions, research reports, etc.
- Film Festivals
- Lobbying events (at parliamentary or regional assembly level)
All applications will be assessed against a set of criteria:
- Topics addressed
- Quality of publicity strategy
- Good partnerships and stakeholder involvement
- Impact of the project and expected results
Fare encourages applicants to work in cooperation with partners to increase the impact and visibility of the event.
The visibility and publicity of the event is as important as the content. Applications without a dedicated media and publicity strategy cannot be funded. Read the Media Support section and get in touch with Fare before you apply if you need help with this.
Who can apply?
The Event Grants scheme is open to all formal or informal groups and organisations that can prove they have the capacity to plan and deliver an Event with national or international character.
Applicants might be organised fan groups, football clubs, human rights organisations, educational institutions, legislating authorities, policy makers, think tanks, researchers, football authorities, groups of professionals, etc.
The grants are focused on activity in Europe.
How much can we apply for?
Grants of up to 3,000€ are available. However, applicants must cover at least 20% through other sources.The grants will not exceed 80% of the overall costs.
All grants recipients will have to sign a formal agreement with Fare. The grant will be paid 50% before implementation and 50% after delivery.
After completion of the project, the grants recipients have to submit a written and brief financial report. The written report should contain high-resolution photographs, press clippings, links to articles on websites, links to Youtube clips and social media.
Activities that cannot be funded
The Event grants cannot be used to fund, existing events, stand alone tournaments, for awareness raising activities in stadiums such as team banners, flags etc. and small-scale local interventions. For local activities please apply for a small grant in August.
The application process for Event Grants is open from 30 June– 1 August 2016. Successful applicants will be informed between 10 and 15 August. The events must take place between 6 and 20 October 2016.
To fill out the application form, visit the farenet.org grant section here .
h/t Christoforos Pavlakis