The Mayor of London UEFA EURO 2020 Grants Programme

The UEFA EURO 2020 is coming to London. As part of the Mayor’s strategy for sport and social integration, the Mayor of London UEFA EURO 2020 Grants Programme will see up to £525,000 invested into community events and projects around our city – and most importantly, if you’re a Londoner, this money will be open to you. 
 
The aim of the Grant programme is for all Londoners to have the chance to engage with EURO 2020 by creating positive, meaningful opportunities for local communities across the capital. Successful grant applications will enrich and bring communities together, tackle prejudices, improve health and break down barriers.  

Have an idea? No matter how big or small, we want to hear your pitch. Applications are open now until 9am on Monday 20 January 2020. You can apply for more than one strand if you wish.

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About the Grants Programme

The Programme is separated into three strands:  

  • Celebrate as One Fund 
  • Free Kicks Fund 
  • Community Fund

All strands of the Programme aim to use EURO 2020 as an opportunity to improve social integration, but how that might look is up to you. Depending on your requirements, a specific fund might be the best choice for your pitch, but you can apply for all three funds.  

Celebrate as One Fund

Aim

The Celebrate as One Fund will give opportunities for all Londoners to engage with and celebrate the tournament in their local communities. This fund will invest in one-off community events that celebrate EURO 2020, incorporate some kind of physical activity, and address the key social integration issues of social isolation and/or social mixing. Physical activity should feature somewhere in the event, but it doesn’t need to be the main focus.

Examples

Some examples might include a four-a-side tournament for families, or a street party with a Zumba session. The point is to get your community active and celebrating EURO 2020. Remember these are just examples – if you’ve got an idea, we would love to hear it!

Who can apply?

  • Individuals 
  • Groups 
  • Registered charities 
  • CICs, and other 3rd sector organisations 
  • Sponsor organisations that can be nominated to accept a grant

You must:

  • Be based in and delivering in a London borough 
  • Be over 18 years of age 
  • Not be a ‘for-profit’ organisation 
  • Have no participation fees involved in your project

Grant amount

£500 - £1000 per project

Free Kicks Fund

Aim

The Free Kicks Fund will give grants for organisations to run 12 sessions of informal football-focused activity. The fund will use EURO 2020 to improve physical activity for Londoners and engage with groups who are traditionally less active. We are particularly interested in projects which focus on women and girls.

Examples

Some examples might include a weekly wheelchair-football match, or a season of football lessons created solely for women and girls.

Who can apply?

  • Organisations 
  • Registered charities 
  • CICs, and other 3rd sector organisations

You must:

  • Be based in and delivering in a London borough 
  • Be over 18 years of age 
  • Not be a ‘for-profit’ organisation 
  • Have no participation fees involved in your project 

Grant amount

£1,000 - £4,000 per project

Community Fund

Aim

This fund will be allocated to community-led projects which have a theme that links either to sport (not restricted to football) or Europe in London, with the aim of bringing people together during EURO 2020.

Examples

Some examples might include teaching English through football, or a community cooking class which incorporates a European tradition – but remember these are just examples. If you’ve got your own idea, we would love to hear it! Ongoing projects are also welcome to apply with the goal of diversifying a current audience.

Who can apply?

  • Organisations 
  • Registered charities 
  • CICs, and other 3rd sector organisations

You must:

  • Be based in and delivering in a London borough 
  • Have an annual turnover of less than £500K 
  • Be over 18 years of age 
  • Not be a ‘for-profit’ organisation 
  • Have no participation fees involved in your project

Grant amount

£4,000 - £10,000 per project

The Mayor of London UEFA EURO 2020 Grants Programme is part of the Mayor’s commitment to engaging communities in major sport events and flagship community sports programme, Sports Unites.  

Applications open now until 9am on 20 January 2020.

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