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Sport for Good Response Fund

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Sport for Good Response Fund

A new initiative aims to unite the global sporting community’s efforts to protect vulnerable children and young people in the aftermath of Covid-19.

In the current crisis, vulnerable children and young people risk being left behind. Organisations are having to close their doors, leaving many without the safe and inclusive spaces to find help and support that are usually provided by programmes and their partners. Whilst people from all backgrounds are being affected by the virus, many of the world’s most vulnerable groups face challenges that have been compounded overnight. For some of the 2.34 billion children currently under some form of confinement due to COVID-19, this increases their risk of exposure to violence, including sexual abuse, exploitation and challenges to their mental health.

The Sport for Good Response Fund launches with grant funding and in-kind support already committed by partners including Laureus Sport for Good, Comic Relief US, LA84 Foundation, Hong Kong Rugby Union Community Foundation and Beyond Sport Foundation. These organisations are collectively calling on the wider sporting industry to join us in uniting the sporting world to raise further funds to support the amazing sport for development and community sports organisations that care for millions of children around the world.

The Sport for Good Response Fund aims to ensure that sport for development programmes can continue in times of crisis and that vital new channels to young people can be created to ensure that they get the support they need both now and when we begin to emerge from this pandemic. We are calling on the world’s sporting community to join this collaborative movement to use their power and influence in a united way to support the sector that in turn supports so many.

 

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Friday, May 15, 2020 - 23:32

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