The Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide operating football-related projects are invited to apply for FIFA Foundation Community Programme.
The FIFA Foundation Community Programme works with local projects around the world that use the power of football to effect positive social change and to address the most pressing global challenges facing underprivileged children and young people within the communities in which they operate.
In 2023, 114 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were accepted onto the programme, which enables each applicant to apply for funding to help support football-related projects and initiatives within the communities in which they run. As the 2024 application process begins, FIFA Foundation Executive Chairman Mauricio Macri has called on even more organisations to apply for this unique opportunity.
The FIFA Foundation Community Programme recognises and capitalises on football’s ability to make a real impact on the lives of millions of underprivileged children and young adults across the world.
The programme seeks to engage NGOs in a variety of initiatives that contribute to good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, no poverty, reduced inequalities, peace, justice and strong institutions, and the promotion of decent work and economic growth.
The following kick-off workshops are planned:
- Introduction to the application process of the Community Programme – Monday, 4 September at 14:00 CET
- FIFA Foundation representatives will share know-how regarding how to accurately complete the application and online forms, and explain what documents are required in order for the application to be considered.
- Finance – Monday, 4 September at 15:00 CET
- FIFA Foundation representatives will provide all the tools for NGOs to prepare an accurate budget, highlight the importance of having audited financial statements prepared by an independent accountant, and share accounting best practices.
- (Child) Safeguarding – Thursday, 7 September at 14:00 CET
- FIFA Foundation representatives will explain why your organisation must have a (Child) Safeguarding Policy, the importance of having one, how to prepare one, and introduce participants to the available FIFA Safeguarding courses.
- All workshops will be held in English, with simultaneous interpreting provided into French and Spanish. Recordings of the sessions will be available for those unable to attend live. All workshops will be held online and will be 60 minutes in duration.
- Up to USD 30,000.
- NGOs are encouraged to showcase how they use football to tackle social issues and bring about positive social change.
- The comprehensive selection process involves strict eligibility criteria and requires organisations to submit an extensive range of supporting documentation in the areas of finance and child protection.
For more information, visit FIFA.