For the third consecutive year, the Fare Event Grants will boost national and international scale events and interventions during the Football People action weeks to address social inclusion and anti-discrimination within football.

A pool of €20,000 has been made available to fund events that will become the highlights of the two-week period in October and have the potential to generate a positive long-term impact.

The Event Grants scheme is open to all European formal and informal groups that have the capacity to organise interventions of this kind at national or international level.

The proposed events must be implemented during the Football People action weeks between 08 – 22 October 2015, have a connection to football and address one or more of these topics: inclusion of ethnic minorities, asylum seekers and migrants, breaking the glass ceilings, gender issues, homo/trans/bi-phobia, LGBT and human rights, disability, empowerment, capacity building, monitoring incidents, institutional discrimination or exclusion.

Fare Programmes Co-ordinator Claudia Krobitzsch said: “Over the last two years we have noted an increasing demand for the Event Grants.


“Many groups across Europe are now seeking for opportunities to shape the debates around social inclusion and anti-discrimination in football at a national level. Fare is keen to nurture these ambitions and to help those groups in their efforts to make a positive change.

“Last year, the wide range of ideas for events and the high quality of the applications made the selection process not easy for us. We hope to see a similar turnout this year.”

How to apply for an Event Grant
Read the Event Grant criteria to find out about the conditions on which you can submit your proposal and to make sure your event meets the objectives.

Applications for the 2015 Event Grants will be open from 22 June – 31 July 2015.