UEFA Foundation for Children supports 65 humanitarian projects around the world


The total amount granted will surpass €4.9m

The UEFA Foundation for Children's board of trustees has allocated funding to 65 projects supporting the rights of children and young people worldwide.

In addition to 30 different European projects and special funding for the Ukraine response, the foundation will support 12 projects in Africa, 12 in Asia, seven in Central and South America, and two in Oceania. It will also continue to partner with Lay's on the building of new pitches for children in particularly deprived locations. The total value of funding provided by the foundation this season will be more than €4.9m.

"We often say how powerful the impact of football on our lives is, but the work of our Foundation for Children illustrates that in the best possible way,” said UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin, who chaired the board’s meeting on Wednesday. "Together with our partners, we are proud to announce that next year we will deliver 65 projects, which should enable a greater number of children across the globe to enjoy the magic of football while also offering them hope for a better tomorrow."

The list of NGOs selected from the 2022 call for projects is as follows:




Save the Children Albania
NGO Bridge of Hope Armenia
Genesis Project Bosnia and Herzegovina
Football Friends Bosnia and Herzegovina
Udruga Za Sport, Rekreaciju i Edukaciju – Igre mladih Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
INEX – Association for Voluntary Activities Czech Republic
OM Foundation France
Sport dans la Ville France
HÁWAR.help Germany /Iraq
Lesbos community Greece
Amigos a gyerekekért Hungary
Sport Against Racism Ireland Ireland
Katamon Moadon Ohadim Israel
CREI ACLI Sardegna (Comitato Regionale Emigrazione Immigrazione) Italy
KFV Prishtina Kosovo
Vilnius Social Club Lithuania
NGO Parents Montenegro
KLABU Netherlands
European Amputee Football Federation Poland
United Way Romania Romania
Development Center for Youth Serbia
Fundación Grandes Valores Spain
Fondation IdéeSport Switzerland
PluSport Switzerland
Bonyan Organization Turkey
Everton in the Community United Kingdom
Rio Ferdinand Foundation United Kingdom
Scottish Football Partnership Trust United Kingdom
Klitschko Foundation Ukraine
Shakhtar Social Ukraine





Exodos Ljubljana Burkina Faso
Play for Change Democratic Republic of the Congo
Terre des hommes Egypt
Busajo Onlus Ethiopia
Association Kenskoazell Afrika Ivory Coast
Water4Wildlife Maasai Mara Foundation Kenya
Libre Vue Mali
Altus Sport South Africa
Karibu Tanzania Organization Tanzania
International Organization for Migration Tunisia
Aliguma Foundation Uganda
Action for Development Afghanistan
Spirit of Soccer Cambodia
Plan International Hong Kong China
ASA Foundation Indonesia
Palestine: Sports for Life Iraq
Association Football Development Programme Global Jordan
Institute for Youth Development Kyrgyzstan
AFLEG Massoud Achkar Lebanon
Aspire Penang Malaysia
FundLife International Philippines
Street Child Sri Lanka
Helpcode Italia Yemen
Fundación GOLEES Costa Rica
GOALS Haiti Haiti
ChildFund International Bolivia
Inter Futura Colombia/Venezuela
Fundación Athletic Club Peru
Mulokot Foundation Suriname
Gurises Unidos Uruguay
All In: Girls Play Pacific islands
Football United Pacific islands

The board of trustees also received an update on ongoing projects and on the impact of the foundation's support for child victims of the conflict in Ukraine. In addition, the board members expressed gratitude to the European football community, which had supported numerous initiatives to support Ukraine and neighbouring countries affected by the humanitarian crisis.


Andrea Radrizzani joins the UEFA Foundation for Children’s board of trustees

The UEFA Foundation for Children is proud to announce the appointment of Andrea Radrizzani as a new member of the board of trustees. As well as being the chair of Leeds United, Radrizzani is one of the world’s leading sports media entrepreneurs and the founder of Play for Change, an international sport and development non-profit aiming to help marginalised and at-risk youth, particularly in the developing world.

Commenting on his appointment, Radrizzani said: “It is a great honour and privilege to take a seat on the UEFA Foundation for Children’s board of trustees. I am dedicated to having a positive impact on children’s lives using the power of football and sport, and I look forward to harnessing my experience in cooperation with the other trustees to deliver a better future for our younger generations.”

The next board meeting is scheduled to take place on 3 June 2023 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.



UEFA Foundation for Children Board Meeting 2022 (4)

Andrea Radrizzani joins the UEFA Foundation for Children’s board of trustees