EFDN starts ‘More than Football Fund’

27 June 2022

EFDN starts ‘More than Football Fund’

EFDN is launching the “More than Football Fund” in the Netherlands. With this new fund, EFDN wants to further strengthen the social power of the clubs and increase the impact of the projects.

Anyone who is involved in football knows that it is more than a simple game. From tactics to a financial budget, there is a lot involved. A professional football club is also an important place where young and old and people from different backgrounds meet. The social activities of Dutch clubs also promote an active and healthy lifestyle that contributes to both physical and mental health.

The social efforts of the club and the accessibility of the stadium for people with disabilities contribute to the connection between the city and the region. The stadium is often used not only during matches but also for all kinds of social projects in the fields of education, health, employment and social inclusion. Football clubs carry out more and more projects for a growing number of participants, but financing these projects remains difficult.

The first partner of the More than Football Fund is Unibet. Thanks to this partnership the Fund can start in the Netherlands with a starting budget of EUR 50.000. It is the intention of EFDN to increase the number of partnerships in order to provide more funding opportunities for EFDN members in the Netherlands and later on also in Europe.

Dutch EFDN members can apply for a grant of EUR 2,500 to EUR 10,000 for innovative projects for which they have difficulty obtaining funding from other funds.

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