UEFA Foundation for Children: Call for projects


UEFA Foundation for Children: Call for projects

The UEFA Foundation for Children is accepting funding applications for sport for development projects.

The UEFA Foundation for Children was established in 2015 as a result of European football's governing body recognising the role that football can play within society. UEFA had previously been working with a number of initiatives and programmes that used sport to improve the lives of children living in difficult situations. Keen to step up its activities and target them appropriately, UEFA decided to establish an independent foundation that uses sport to support humanitarian projects linked to children’s rights in areas such as health, education and integration.

Every year, the UEFA Foundation for Children issues a call for projects who seek to achieve the foundation’s objectives i.e. to help children by providing support in the following areas:

  • health
  • education
  • access to sport
  • personal development
  • integration of minorities
  • protection of children’s rights

In order to achieve those objectives, the foundation establishes programmes involving football or sport in general, either running its own projects or working in partnership with other entities. The foundation may advise, work with or support any organisation or project that has similar goals or seeks to provide development aid. It may also provide humanitarian or emergency assistance, acting alone or in partnership with other organisations.

The Board of Trustees will assess all projects, consulting with external parties where necessary, before deciding on its allocation of funding. Decisions will be taken at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees. Outside of that framework, the foundation’s statutes provide for the use of exceptional decision-making mechanisms in emergency situations.

Deadline for Applications - 30 September 2016

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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