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#FootballPeople weeks grants awarded to drive social change in 58 countries

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#FootballPeople weeks grants awarded to drive social change in 58 countries

A unique blend of grassroots clubs, non-profit organisations, fan groups, NGOs and minority rights groups from more than 50 countries will receive grants to run football activities to drive social change in Europe’s largest anti-discrimination campaign in sport during October’s #FootballPeople weeks.

The #FootballPeople weeks were created to help organisations around Europe hold events that power social inclusion and tackle discrimination via activities that use football as a social tool.

And this year’s #FootballPeople weeks promises to continue work towards social change with a vast array of activities to take place between 10 to 24 October.

A total of 248 grants have been awarded to #FootballPeople initiatives in 58 countries, with 25 event grants awarded and 223 small grants to be distributed to fund smaller scale initiatives that will include football tournaments, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, film screenings and more during the two-week period.

25 event grants have been awarded to #FootballPeople initiatives that will take place in Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Sweden, Vietnam, Peru, the Philippines, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Ukraine and Vietnam. These grants will support a variety of national activities aimed at tackling discrimination, with events supporting gender equality, LGBT rights, disability inclusion and fighting racism.

The event grants will fund a range of national level initiatives including football festivals, nation-wide media campaigns, innovative exhibitions and conferences addressing topics including refugee inclusion and participation in sport, women’s football and gender equality, nationalism and discrimination.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 14:48