Nineteen European organisations rewarded with a share of €1m for their daily support of vulnerable children.
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The UEFA Foundation for Children's board of trustees has selected 19 annual award winners among charities and other organisations working in favour of children's rights.
Entrants are nominated by UEFA member national associations, and this year, the Foundation's board of trustees has decided to share the €1m fund equally among the winning nominations, each of which receives €52,630 towards their on-going projects.
"The past year has been particularly difficult, but it is encouraging to see how the NGO partners have been able to adapt and innovate to support the growing number of children in need because of this pandemic", said UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin, who also chairs the UEFA Foundation. "We are pleased to be able to support 19 additional organisations in Europe through the 2021 UEFA Foundation for Children award."
2021 UEFA Foundation award winners
|Football Federation of Armenia (FFA)||Girls of Armenian Leadership Soccer (GOALS)|
|Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA)||Azerbaijan Autism Association and Care - for the healthy generation|
|Belarus Football Federation (ABFF)||International charity 'Children. Autism. Parents.'|
|Croatian Football Federation (HNS)||Prijatelj association for people with disabilities|
|Cyprus Football Association (CFA)||'One dream, one wish' association for children with cancer|
|Danish Football Association (DBU)||Parasport Denmark|
|English Football Association (The FA)||Football Beyond Borders|
|French Football Federation (FFF)||Comité Ethique et Sport|
|German Football Association (DFB)||Agapedia Foundation|
|Israel Football Association (IFA)||Yeladim – Fair Chance for Children|
|Italian Football Federation (FIGC)||Fondazione LAPS|
|Malta Football Association (MFA)||Richmond Foundation|
|Football Association of Moldova (FMF)||Special Olympics Moldova|
|Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB)||Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur (Youth Fund Sports & Culture)|
|Irish Football Association (IFA)||Irish FA Foundation|
|Polish Football Association (PZPN)||Fundacja dla Dzieci z Cukrzycą (Foundation for Children with Diabetes)|
|Football Union of Russia (FUR)||Culture of Nations’ Fund for Socio-Cultural Development and Innovation|
|Swiss Football Association (SFA)||Florijana Ismaili FI9|
|Football Association of Wales (FAW)||FAW Trust|
UEFA Foundation call for projects
The UEFA Foundation for Children’s call for projects is open until 15 August 2021. Applicants from all over the world can submit their project proposals on the Foundation website, where all the necessary information and the selection criteria will be published. The board of trustees will select projects and announce its decisions at its next meeting, in November.