The CAFE Week of Action 2022 information pack is now available to download in ten languages, and we encourage you to join us in celebrating #TotalAccess once again this season.

The tenth annual CAFE Week of Action will take place between 12-20 March 2022, with activities and initiatives held across the globe in support of increased access and inclusion for all.

Download the CAFE Week of Action 2022 information pack in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.

The information pack contains background information about the CAFE Week of Action, as well as an extensive list of suggested activities that you could run to get involved.

To support disabled fans and their groups to get involved with the campaign, we are pleased to again be able to offer a series of small grants. Funding of up to €250 is available to support activities driven by disabled people, subject to a successful application under the CAFE Week of Action small grants programme.

Apply for a CAFE Week of Action small grant.

Example activities part-funded by CAFE Week of Action small grants last season include:

We are also pleased to offer translated and personalised CAFE Week of Action graphics to support your activities, in addition to our package of Max Access graphics. More information on this can be found in the information pack, and you can email [email protected] to discuss your requests further.

We invite you to join us in celebrating disabled people and the many diverse roles that they can play within the sports industry!

To coincide with this season's CAFE Week of Action, we are delighted to announce the launch of FC #TotalAccess.

FC #TotalAccess is a new concept designed to promote good practice examples amongst sports clubs and stadiums.

We will be accepting nominations in 12 categories, and a panel will select one winner in each:

  • Pre-match information and accessible ticketing
  • Accessible parking, pick-up and drop-off points
  • Accessible entrance, exit and security points
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible refreshments kiosks and concourses
  • Wheelchair user spaces and companion seating
  • Easy access seats and companion seating
  • Sensory viewing rooms and packs, or other services for non-visibly disabled people
  • ADC or other accessible matchday services
  • Trained stewards and volunteers
  • Hospitality, VIP or media area accessibility
  • The 12th player – the fans: those going the extra mile

Submit your nominations for FC #TotalAccess.

CAFE Media and Communications Manager Michael Rice said, "FC #TotalAccess is all about showcasing the clubs, national associations, venues and people who really stand out as shining lights with their works and commitment to the topic. We know there are so many champions of access and inclusion working within the industry, and we want to show stakeholders across sport that they can achieve

You are encouraged to submit as many nominations as you like, and share as many best practice examples as you can do.

Winners will be interviewed and have their best practices showcased on the CAFE website and social media channels. A dedicated section of the website will be launched at the start of the CAFE Week of Action 2022, with winners' best practices being highlighted for two years until the nominations process opens again.

If you have any questions about FC #TotalAccess, or would require assistance in completing the nominations form, please email [email protected].

Published 28/1/2022