Our impact

Our impact

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all kinds of discrimination” – Nelson Mandela

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 1.3 million euros to its members to engage in innovative programmes which are directly benefitting the community.

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

  • Community Cohesion
  • Life Skills
  • Health and Well-being

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.