Today sees the launch of the European Football v Homophobia and Fare network Small Grants Scheme for projects and activities marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), which takes place on 17 May. Grassroots clubs, fan groups, campaign organisations, youth groups and others are encouraged to apply for one of twenty small grants up to the value of €400 each.
Campaign Director Lou Englefield explains the importance of the programme.
“We saw some fantastic work funded through our small grants programme for the February Month of Action this year. Education packs were produced for fans in Austria, young people in Bosnia & Herzegovina organised an anti-discrimination tournament and rainbow flags were displayed in stadia. All of these actions are helping us make European football more inclusive. IDAHOT provides us with another chance in the year to focus our efforts”
Football’s anti-discrimination body, Fare network, funds the programme and Claudia Krobtizsch, Programmes Co-ordinator elaborates:
“We are very happy to be able to support the Football v Homophobia campaign to take action for IDAHOT to ensure activists and groups across Europe can get involved in tackling LGBT discrimination. Working with the Football v Homophobia campaign around this significant date supports our work to make football welcoming of everyone”
Organisations wishing to apply for a small grant can do so online until 2 May 2016. Successful applicants will be informed by 4 May 2016.Apply now