First held in 2010, the Football v Homophobia month of action promotes positive action to fight discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity in and through the sport.
Prejudice and discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people are still present in many areas of football. Homophobic chanting, the use of derogatory terms, homophobic signs and banners and transphobic policies are only some examples of the discriminatory behaviour that LGBTIQ+ fans, athletes and other stakeholders are subjected to.
To counter that, Fare and Football v Homophobia support a range of activities, including educational workshops, round-tables, conferences and themed football tournaments to reach supporters, clubs and activists across the globe to send out a unified message of inclusion in stadia.
Football v Homophobia is an international campaign that provides support, education and training to promote an inclusive environment in football and challenges homophobic behaviour in the game.
The Football v Homophobia month of action is an opportunity for everyone in football to get involved in the fight against homophobia.
This year, grants of up to 1000€ (1000USD outside of Europe) are available for activities in May 2022.
Find out more about the call and submit your application here.
In 2021 Fare has awarded grants to 14 projects in 13 countries, from Brazil to the Ukraine. You can view the complete list of projects here