Founded in Cologne, RheinFlanke has nine site locations in Germany. Its main purpose is to support young people, including many children of immigrants, allowing them to develop working skills and connect with local entrepreneurs and employers.
At KICKFAIR, a non-profit organisation the main focus is on helping and developing these disadvantaged youths by giving them opportunities to learn and grow through football. KICKFAIR E.V reaches over 1,000 young people every week through their football for good programs.
Kicken ohne Grenzen” (“Football without Borders”) is an open football project for young people from disadvantaged communities. It allows young people to take part in regular, free training without any performance-related admission criteria, and later provides educational opportunities that make it easier to enter the school system or working life.
Diogenes NGO is an organisation that offers a wide range of activities and social programmes that aim to empower people living on the streets, who are excluded from society, to support themselves and raise social awareness.
Founded in 2009, Balon Mundial is an Italian organisation created to use football as a tool to integrate refugees and migrants and break down local prejudices towards them. The organisation serves youth forum from both Italian and migrant communities who live in Turin and reaches over 3,000 youths through its sport activities.
INEX-SDA is a non-profit organisation in the Czech Republic that promotes intercultural education and supports international voluntary work including football for development programs. INEX_-SDA strives to achieve tolerant and open societies, active and responsible citizens, and intercultural cooperation through non-formal education and volunteering activities.
Street Child United is a UK-charity providing a global platform through which children receive protection and support. Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting competitions, it organises international events and places street children at the centre of the call for their rights.
Sport 4 Life UK is a non-profit organisation that provides a helping hand to disadvantaged children and young people through sports-themed educational programmes. Sport 4 Life provides a personal development programme for socially excluded 12-16 year-olds that tackles the issue of youth unemployment, by developing vital life skills like confidence, leadership and communication
SARI is an anti-racism NGO in Ireland which promotes and supports cultural integration and social inclusion through sport. SARI primarily serves socially disadvantaged youths from working-class families with both migrant and Irish backgrounds.
Fútbol Más is an organisation which seeks to promote happiness, resilience and a sense of community in children and adolescents living in areas of social vulnerability. It serves as a protective entity and mitigates the negative impact of ongoing exposure to factors ranging from delinquency and normalised violence to dysfunctional family systems.
Since 1997, the Johan Cruyff Foundation has been developing Cruyff Courts, mini-pitches in the community, and Special Cruyff Courts built at schools and institutions for children with Special Needs. They provide safe local places for children and young people to play, no matter their background.
MSIS is a non-profit organisation based in Mragowo, a town where many families and children are at stake of social and economic exclusion. MSIS engages young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through sporting activities and encourages them to pen dialogue between community members and institutions on the issues of poverty, addiction and crime.
Operating in the spirit of fair play, tolerance and social inclusion, Oltalom Sport Association has been using sport as innovative instrument of education for more than 10 years. It provides the opportunity for hundreds of people yearly to make the most of themselves both mentally and physically in their free training sessions.
Fundación Barça is a social, humanitarian, cultural and sport institution founded in 1994. Operating in 59 countries, this foundation provides support to the most vulnerable children and youth- through sports and values-based education - with the goal of contributing to a more egalitarian and inclusive society.
Champions ohne Grenzen is a German non-profit organization which aims to improve the integration and participation of refugees within the German society. To do so, the organization uses football as well as cultural tours in Berlin, social counseling or even networking activities for instance. Football training are therefore crucial for obtaining a sustainable integration.
The Danish Club FC Nordsjælland has become the first club to join the Common Goal movement. With this commitment, FCN will donate 1% of the club’s total stadium revenues to Common Goal; the entire 10-member management team has taken the 1% pledge; and all contracts, including club administration, players, and staff will contain the 1% commitment with the ability to “opt-out.” The aim is to allocate the funds to a central fund which in turn, is allocated to high-impact NGOs using football for good.
Albion in the Community (AITC) is the charitable arm of the Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. It delivers both educational and football-related projects in Sussex, England. It’s International Development Programme, run with international and local non-governmental development organisations, addresses HIV/AIDS, Youth leadership, and the promotion of the rights of disabled people. AITC’s football-based programmes tackle inequality, combat exclusion and challenge social barriers
Formed in 2010, the Chelsea Foundation brings together the Football in the Community and the Education department along with the club’s other charitable and community activities, including our international work and anti-discrimination projects. As one of the world’s leading football social responsibility programmes the Chelsea Foundation uses the power of football and sport to motivate, educate and inspire. We believe that the power of football can be harnessed to support communities and individuals both at home and abroad.
This French NGO helps underprivileged children from ethnically diverse backgrounds to achieve better life outcomes through innovative sports programs. Thanks to its 31 sports facilities in France, Sport Dans La Ville activities reach 4,500 youths fostering teamwork, prosocial behaviors, and tolerance.
Soccer Without Borders uses football as a vehicle for positive social change by providing underserved youth with a toolkit for overcoming obstacles that hinder growth, inclusion, and personal success. The organisation’s programmes in the US encourage the social integration of refugee, asylee and children who have recently migrated to America.
Founded in 2003, Urban Initiatives is a non-profit organisation which empowers Chicago’s youth to become community leaders through academic success, healthy living, and social-emotional learning. They build on the inherent power of sports and teamwork to unify diverse stakeholders and strengthen communities.
Since 2009 South Bronx United (SBU) has worked to address the needs of a diverse immigrant youth population through programming both on and off the football pitch. SBU’s mission is to help youth build character, teamwork, leadership, and academic skills so that they can succeed in high school and beyond.
Childhood obesity is a severe problem throughout the United States, putting huge numbers of children at risk. City in the Community (CITC) was founded in 2004 to encourage disadvantaged young US Americans to embrace active lifestyles, while at the same help integrate individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Pure Game's committed team delivers character education programmes at schools using a unique proprietary experiential sport-based curriculum, enabling youth to display positive metric-based improvements in behavior.
Their vision is a community of children and youth that are realizing their potential, contributing to the community as young leaders, and confidently making positive choices that reflect their unique strengths and personalities
In 1989, Asociación Civil Gurises Unidos was founded to protect and promote the human rights of children and adolescents in Uruguay. They have a large range of programmes running throughout Uruguay that focus on topics such as child labour, gender and civil society, nutrition and health, youth leadership and sports..
Since 1978 Asociación Civil Los Pioneros has developed multiple football-based programmes in the city of Callao, Peru. They believe every child and adolescent should have access to quality education, health care and have the power to choose their own destiny.
Servicios de Educación y Promoción Juvenil (SEPROJOVEN) uses football as an education tool to promote the personal development of Costa Rica’s youth, while supporting the inclusion of indigenous people and migrants. Some of their programmes facilitate the inclusion of indigenous people and migrants into the communities.
Colombian organisations Fútbol con Corazón and Tiempo de Juego have teamed up to send the Gol y Paz delegation to Festival 19. Both provide a range of programmes that use football as a tool to support personal and professional development of young people and prevent them from prostitution, early pregnancies, drug and alcohol use, gang recruitment and other pressing social issues.
Since its foundation in 1994, Fundação Esportiva e Educacional Pró Criança e Adolescente (EPROCAD) has used football as a tool to encourage education and contribute to the physical well-being of children and youth in the community. Based in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo EPROCAD runs after-school training sessions and initiatives with a football-based educational methodology.
Fundação Gol de Letra is a civil non-profit organization founded in 1998. It gives assistance to children, teenagers and young people, contributing, via educational practices and social assistance activities, to the development of communities and families. Thanks to their different sports and educational programs, more than 15,000 young people have been assisted by the organisation.
Fundación De Las Américas (FUDELA) is a non-profit organisation which uses sports as a tool for social prevention and inclusion. FUDELA believes that recreational activities are crucial to avert discrimination, violence, child labor and addiction. Through their several programs FUDELA has reached over 6,000 people around Ecuador.
Zambian organisations Bauleni United Sports Academy (BUSA) and Sport in Action have team up to represent Zambia at Festival 19. Both organisations use football to improve the life of young people coming from underprivileged communities in Zambia, with a special focus on health, youth leadership, employability and social inclusion.
To combat some of these issues, CameroonFDP created the Play4Purpose model, whereby every football session and match promotes values such as teamwork and respect for others. They also offer health education to children and adolescents, academic scholarships to coaches as well as job skills training.
Founded in 2001, the organisation implemented The Play for Fun, Learn for Life program, follows a 48-week curriculum, taught by youth volunteer instructors from various regions of Ghana educating young people in employable skills, health, and football. As well as building physical fitness and well-being, young people learn values and skills like fair play, gender equality and peaceful conflict resolution.
Altus Sport identifies unemployed young people with potential and trains them on leadership, life skills, project management and gender equality through the “Life’s a Ball” sport programme. Once they have completed their training, these young people offer sessions addressing health, education and everyday life skills to disadvantaged kids throughout the community.
AMANDLA EduFootball is an international organisation with a mission to create “Safe-Hubs” that harness the power of football to help at-risk youths. A Safe-Hub provides an alternative to the toxic environment of despair and hopelessness that many young people grow up in.
Moving the Goalposts (MTG) uses football to empower young girls and women by providing them with a safe place where they can play football, educate themselves about reproductive health and rights, create opportunities for themselves and become leaders in their communities.
Transforming Young Stars of Africa (TYSA) and Angaza have team up to participate at the Festival 19. Both organisations use sport and football in particular in their educational programs. Their goals is to empower risk youth who are marginalized and vulnerable to violence, abuse and disease.
Football United Myanmar uses the medium of football to promote positive youth development, youth leadership and social inclusion in disadvantaged communities in Yangon and Mawlamyine. It aims at making lifelong impact on the lives of their programmes' participants by promoting youth leadership.
Since its inception in 1999, Dream A Dream’s mission has been to empower young people from vulnerable backgrounds. It provides young people comprehensive life skills and training who have experienced extreme adversity in their lives.
Yuwa’s mission is to empower girls to be fully in charge of their future. Their local football teams are self-organised by the participants and enable girls to support each other in resisting the Indian society’s pressure to marry. These teams provide a safe space where the girls together can build their confidence, courage, and a sense of self-worth.
The Youth Football Club Rurka Kalan was established in 2000 as a regular football club in the Jalandhar District of Punjab (North India), close to the border with Pakistan. Recognising the lack of opportunities in the region, the club developed into an organisation which not only provides football training, but gives its participants access to opportunities for positive personal development.
Generation Amazing has been changing lives since 2010, when it was established during Qatar's bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™. Following Qatar winning hosting rights, the programme was enthusiastically taken up by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. Generation Amazing uses football for development initiatives to address social issues in different countries across South East Asia and the Middle East.
Spirit of Soccer uses the power of football to unify communities and educate young people on the dangers of these weapons. Young people are given interactive lessons on the present dangers in high-risk regions to better prepare and educate the community on how to identify and proceed, when they discover these explosive remnants of war.