Our impact

Our impact

Football for Development can have a powerful and transformative impact on young people’s lives and the communities in which they live. Since 2014 EFDN have sourced and distributed more than 6 million euros to its members to engage in innovative programmes which are directly benefitting the community.

At EFDN we specialise in supporting football clubs, leagues and FAs to enhance CSR and community engagement programmes in their local communities groups to achieve the following social outcomes:

  • Health and Well-being
  • Community Cohesion
  • Life Skills
  • Sustainability
  • Employability
  • Social inclusion
  • Integration

Facts & figures

  • More than 140 members in 32 countries
  • More than 6 million raised for social programmes; 85% directly used for local delivery in deprived communities
  • 10,000+ unique participants in our Pan-European programmes
  • 6,000+ programme sessions delivered
  • 450,000+ contact hours with beneficiaries
  • 350+ people have participated in our EFDN Youth & Staff Exchanges
  • 64 (sports) organisations have teamed up with us in Pan-European programmes
  • 1,000+ attendees at EFDN Conferences
  • 41+million people reached online during the last #Morethanfootball Action Weeks
  • EFDN members reach more than 1 million beneficiaries each year

Our main focus is on contributing to the achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 

Discover more

See our programmes page for details and impact of the various initiatives operated by EFDN, our member clubs and partners.  See also our resources page where you will find a depth of information on the CSR work conducted by the whole network.

Become a member or partner

If you are interested in becoming a network member or partner, please send your organisation’s information to info@efdn.org. Find more information here.