On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, which marks the International Day of the Rights of the Child, the UEFA Foundation has decided on the allocation of a €4.8 million budget dedicated to 55 projects linking sport and development around the world over 2020-2021.

Through this initiative, the Foundation relies primarily on the integrative and inclusive powers of sport to address the challenges faced by the most vulnerable youth in the context of the VIDOC-19 pandemic. For Norman Darmanin Demajo, member of the Foundation’s Board, “the Foundation believes that the current pandemic is an additional reason to continue supporting through soccer”.

Nearly 50% of the budget is allocated to non-governmental organizations based in Europe, the continent most affected by the virus. In Africa, 16 laureates (29%) were selected, including structures whose projects have already been highlighted on the Sport en Commun platform, such as Libre Vue, RightToPlay and Kick4Life.

Click here to access the list of the 55 beneficiaries.

About the UEFA Foundation: Created in 2015, the UEFA Foundation for Children aims to finance socio-educational and sports actions and programmes for children throughout the world. It operates in the fields of health, education, access to sport, personal development, aid to refugees and the defence of children’s rights.
Access the presentation sheet of the UEFA Foundation’s call for projects by clicking here.