#FootballPeople weeks grants launched to drive social inclusion

#FootballPeople weeks grants are now available to support projects around Europe in and around Europe’s largest series of social interventions in sport.

The #FootballPeople weeks are an international campaign during which thousands of people unite to hold activities combating discrimination and supporting social inclusion through football. Activities are held to celebrate diversity, improve the representation of minorities and women in football and develop new ideas and practices that challenge exclusion.

Last year more than 150,000 direct participants took part in the #FootballPeople weeks campaign in over 60 countries with more than 2,000 events taking place fighting for social inclusion through football. Join us and be a part of it!

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Apply for #FootballPeople weeks grants of up to €2500 – deadline 11 August

This year Fare is offering two different types of #FootballPeople weeks grants - small grants of up to €500 and event grants of €2500 for organisations running events or activities that tackle discrimination and promote diversity between 10-24 October.

Small grants of up to €500 are for activities at a community level that celebrate social inclusion. These could be football tournaments, workshops, panel discussions or anything creative with a social change message.

Event grants are for larger national or international events that tackle discrimination and drive forward debate. Recipients will be champions of diversity holding events that will be highlighted as #FootballPeople weeks beacons.

Apply for either a small grant or event grant between now and 11 August to get involved with this major international #FootballPeople movement.

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Diversity House LeFoot at the Women’s World Cup

At the heart of the biggest ever FIFA Women’s World Cup, Fare launched the Diversity House LeFoot project in Paris.

Diversity House LeFoot picked up many of the narratives in evidence at the World Cup, the wonderful stories of achievement, the journeys of empowerment and positivity, the challenges that women face in being accepted as equal, and stories of abuse and exclusion.

Launching on opening day, the House was open for 10 days with an exhibition on the history of women’s football and a celebration of pioneers. Panel discussions on big issues, and World Cup match-viewings brought in a regular flow of visitors to the space located in the famous Crémerie de Paris in Les Halles.

Over 500 visitors participated in events, with fans from Australia, Argentina, Canada, China, Japan, USA, joining Parisians and those from other European nations. Read more about the Diversity House here.

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Step Up Equality project aims to empower women in sport

The Fare network is part of a new EU+ project, Step Up Equality (SUE), a three-year project funded by the European Commission running until December 2021.

The project’s main objective is to promote leadership for women in sports and gender equality, and challenge gender-based discrimination in grassroots sport across Europe. Its aim is to push for much-needed change towards a more equal and inclusive sport.

As part of the project Fare is looking for athletes and leaders to fill out a needs assessment survey. See below for more information and to complete our survey.

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