Fare Football People Event grants deadline is 15 May


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The deadline for submitting applications for the Football People Event grants is 15 May.


Over the last decade Fare has made available small grants to groups to run activities against discrimination and to celebrate diversity in football during the Fare action weeks period. These funds have helped activists, fans and small organisations across Europe to raise awareness.


The small grants scheme will continue but as of last year a new fund has been offered to support a series of headline events during the action weeks period.


Purpose of Event Grants

The Football People Event Grants aim to support innovative events and interventions that highlight activities to fight discrimination and to shape debates about social inclusion at a national and international level.


The Event Grants will fund events that could become highlights of the Football People action weeks and relate to ideas and good practice that go beyond the scope of one-off events.


Projects should meet one or more of these objectives:

  • Make football more inclusive through tackling exclusion and discrimination
  • Improve the representation of minorities and women in football
  • Utilise football as a tool for empowerment and social inclusion
  • Educate and breakdown stereotypes


Activities funded

Events funded must be specific in the issues they address and the objectives they seek to achieve. All projects must be implemented under the umbrella of the Football People action weeks in October 2014.


The  events should address topics concerning ethnic minorities, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, gender issues, homo/trans/bi-phobia, celebrating LGBT rights, disability, institutional discrimination or exclusion. A project might touch on several of these issues.


Fare encourages applicants to work in cooperation with partners to increase impact.


Projects that will be funded include:

  • National or international level conferences
  • The production and launch of national level education materials – e.g. exhibitions or teaching packs
  • Development and delivery of educational activities for ‘multipliers’ – e.g. training workshop for media representatives
  • Lobbying events (at parliamentary or regional assembly level)
  • Launch of academic research – e.g. into institutional discrimination
  • Education through film, theatre or music
  • Other innovative events with national or international level impact


Activities that cannot be funded

The Event Grants cannot be used to fund stand alone tournaments, awareness raising activities in stadiums (team banners, flags) and small-scale local interventions.


Award criteria

Applications will be assessed against a number of criteria:

  • Level of need for the project
  • Partnerships and stakeholder involvement
  • Level of sustainability and transferability
  • Impact of the project and expected results
  • Quality of publicity strategy

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 a project of this kind.


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, so the grants will not exceed 80% of the overall costs.


All grants recipients will have to sign an 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 and short videos, press clippings, articles on websites, links to Youtube clips and social media.



The application will be open from 21 March until 15 May, 1200 CET. Applications must be made online.


Before you apply, please think about your project carefully and the make up of the budget.


The Small grants scheme through which you can apply for funding of up to €400 to run activities during the Football People weeks will be open from 1 August.