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UEFA Foundation – Five years of bringing light to children’s lives

Five years have passed since UEFA set up the UEFA Foundation for Children allowing European football to take its social responsibility to support children across the world and defend their rights.

Football is more than just a game, it is a vehicle for change, hope and possibilities for any children. It is used to develop important live skills like communication, teamwork and respect, and gives the opportunity to lead, excel, and gain confidence. Since its launch in April 2020, the UEFA Foundation was a real success.

The projects supported by the Foundation are using sport, and football in particular, to help defend children from precarious backgrounds in the area of health, education, access to sport, integration of minorities, personal development and youth employment.

Reaching out to one million children through 246 projects

Some one million children have benefitted from the foundation’s broad palette of activities. To fulfil its objective, the foundation has provided grants for 246 projects through calls for project and awards. Half of the funding has been contributed to European projects.

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