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Selected from over 350 entries reaching 60 different countries, the shortlist represents the standout and unique work being done by organisations across the globe.

The 36 nominated initiatives will be invited to the Beyond Sport Summit 2015, with their travel and accommodation provided, where the winners will be announced at the prestigious awards ceremony on the second day of the event.

Two new categories have also been introduced this year. Highlighting Beyond Sport’s long-time global partner’s focus on supporting financial literacy and employment, the Barclays Sport for Employability Award is recognising best practices using sport to tackle issues of unemployment in communities around the world. Building on the work that started in 2010 with Spirit of Soccer and CEOP, and continued with the launch of the Child Safeguard Standards at the Beyond Sport Summit 2014 in Johannesburg, the UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award is celebrating organisations that have taken steps to make sport safer for children.

Taking place in London from Monday 19 October to Wednesday 21 October, the seventh annual Beyond Sport Summit will bring together the world of sport, business, government and community development with a powerful and timely theme: ‘Beyond The Divide’, which addresses how sport can be used to reduce ignorance, discrimination and exclusion.

The Beyond Sport Awards promote, support and reward the best projects across the globe that are using sport for positive social change. Since 2009, Beyond Sport has awarded over $4million worth of business support, and funding has been made available to over 150 winning projects for their innovations and impact through sport.

Catagories this year include:

  • Best new project
  • Sport for Social Inclusion Award
  • Sport for Conflict Resolution Award
  • Sport for Health Award
  • Sport for Education Award
  • Barclays Sport for Employability Award
  • UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award
  • Sport Team of the Year
  • Sport Federation or Governing Body of the Year
  • Corporate of the Year, supported by Fortune

Tickets for the event are still available here


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