Applications open for FIFA Foundation Community Programme 2024.Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide operating football-related projects are invited to apply for funding assistance.
Programme targets underprivileged children and youth around the world
Capacity-building workshops to assist applicants will kick off next weekThe application period for the 2024 edition of the FIFA Foundation Community Programme is now open and runs until 15 September 2023.
The FIFA Foundation Community Programme works with local projects around the world that use the power of football to effect positive social change and to address the most pressing global challenges facing underprivileged children and young people within the communities in which they operate.
In 2023, 114 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were accepted onto the programme, which enables each applicant to apply for funding of up to USD 30,000 to help support football-related projects and initiatives within the communities in which they run. As the 2024 application process begins, FIFA Foundation Executive Chairman Mauricio Macri has called on even more organisations to apply for this unique opportunity.
“In 2022 and 2023, we’ve witnessed football’s ability to unite the world. In the space of eight months, we’ve enjoyed magnificent editions of the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup and seen the global appeal of the beautiful game in communities across the planet. However, this impact doesn’t just happen at the very top levels of the game, but throughout every country and every community in the world.
The FIFA Foundation Community Programme recognises and capitalises on football’s ability to make a real impact on the lives of millions of underprivileged children and young adults across the world. As well as health and enjoyment, it also provides community and companionship – and I’m proud to once again be launching the call for applications to this wonderful programme. I encourage organisations in this sphere to apply and help us to help you make a real difference through football.”
The programme seeks to engage 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, and 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.
For the first time, the 2024 edition of the programme will see the FIFA Foundation organise a series of workshops for NGOs around the world to share knowledge and to assist with key elements of the application process, with the aim of reducing potentially admissible entities being rejected due to administrative errors in the application process. The first workshops will take place next week.
Confirm Eligibility Criteria
Be a legal and registered entity with non-governmental status
Be committed to transparent practices
Be direct implementers of the proposed activities that use football to address social issues and provide development opportunities for vulnerable people
Present proposals that include activities that take place regularly
Be financially sustainable and have a long-term approach
Be politically and religiously independent and not-for-profit
Be committed to (child) safeguarding and have a Policy in place
Not affiliated to competitors of FIFA’s commercial affiliates
Not be discriminatory in any way
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