FARE #FootballPeople Action Weeks 2017 will take place from 5th till 19th October. The #FootballPeople Weeks propose to challenge all forms of discrimination, promote integration amongst youth and celebrate the input of all individuals that strive to make football a game for all, regardless of who we are, where we are from and what our beliefs are.

Once again this year, FARE will provide grants to grassroots and community groups to support activities. Deadline for applications for small grants is 10th September.  Follow this link for further information.

The Football People Weeks aim to: 
- Increase public awareness and tackle discrimination in football
- Act as a means for social change through unified action in football
- Develop and try out ideas and new practices that challenge exclusion

The period of the campaign comprises of hundreds of events and activities that further social inclusion by bringing people of different communities together through the sport. The Football People action weeks are open for participation to everyone who is involved or interested in the game. They provide an excellent opportunity for community engagement and development. Supporters, players, clubs, ethnic minorities, LGBT groups, activists and NGOs partake and collaborate in new and existing partnerships to take a stand against discrimination and celebrate diversity in football.

Since 2001 - when activities took place in nine countries - the campaign has gained ground to become the largest series of anti-discrimination activities in sport in Europe. In recent years, over 4,000 activities have taken place in 70 countries in Europe and expanded across the globe including Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand, the United States and South Africa; supported by some of the top football stars that play and have played in Europe, such as Yaya Touré, Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Marco Verratti, Claudio Marchisio, and Edinson Cavani.

Click here for further information and application form for Football People Small Grants.