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Winners of 2019 UEFA Foundation for Children Awards announced

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Winners of 2019 UEFA Foundation for Children Awards announced

Last week the UEFA Foundation for Children convened to decide and announce the winners of the 2019 UEFA Foundation for Children Awards. Each winner is set to receive a grant to support their work in the field of safeguarding the rights of vulnerable children.

On 29 May 2019, the Board of Trustees of the UEFA Foundation for Children met in Baku – under the stewardship of its chairman, Aleksander Čeferin.

During the session, the board members selected the 2019 UEFA Foundation for Children award winners. Since 2015, this prize is rewarding the great work of charity foundations or associations safeguarding the rights of vulnerable children. For the third time, it was decided to involve the 55 UEFA member associations to nominate charity organisations from their own country in accordance with the following criteria:

  • All award recipients must be based in the country of a UEFA member association
  • Potential recipients must accept and comply with the foundation charter and ethics code
  • Potential recipients must have been registered with the relevant national authorities for at least three years and comply with national legal obligations
  • The activities carried out by recipients must be aimed at helping vulnerable, deprived or socially excluded children, and must never involve the promotion of talented young footballers
  • UEFA member associations whose nominated charity received funding as part of the 2018 Foundation for Children Awards will not be given priority in 2019

A total of 26 national associations submitted nominations, four of which had already received support from the foundation in 2018. The Board of Trustees decided to divide the total amount of funding available – €1m – equally between the remaining nominees, with the 22 organisations below each receiving a €45’500 grant.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 08:49