Small Grants

TheSmallGrantsaredesignedtoofferseedfundingtograssrootsorganisationssuchassupportersgroups,communitygroups,NGOsandactiviststohelpthemrunactivitiesintheircommunity,stadium,townorcityduringthe FootballPeopleweeksinOctober.

The pool of small grants aims to fund activities and events at local and regional level that tackle discrimination, promote social inclusion and use football to bring people of different communities together.

Activities should meet one or more of these objectives:

  • Fight discrimination in football
  • Celebrate diversity in football
  • Improve the representation of minorities and women in football
  • Develop ideas and new practices that challenge exclusion
  • Use football as a tool for empowerment, social inclusion and education

What can be funded?

Proposed activities must take a clear stand against discrimination in football and promote the sport as a tool for inclusion. Fare will give priority to activities that actively involve and propel the inclusion and empowerment of migrants, ethnic minorities, refugees, asylum seekers, women, LGBTIQ+ communities or disabled people.

All activities supported through the Small Grants scheme must be implemented during the #FootballPeople weeks in October 2021, using the #FootballPeople branding.

Fare encourages applicants to develop ideas for new activities and to seek innovative forms of activism to reach people and raise awareness of discrimination. Be creative!

Who can apply?

The Small Grants scheme is open to all formal or informal groups or organisations that want to tackle discrimination in and through football.

How can we apply and for how much?

The maximum funding through the Small Grants scheme is €500. Fare encourages applicants to seek other means of funding such as crowd funding platforms or sponsors to help generate larger budgets.

You can now apply by filling in the online application form. The deadline to apply is 5 September 2021.

How and when will we receive the money?

Successful applicants will be notified about the amount of funding in September via email. The grant will be paid into your bank account after you have run your activities and submitted a short online report including high-resolution photos. The grant can be used for all relevant costs related to your activity, but Fare does not fund staff costs.

(c) Gian Marco Duina