COVID-19 Response Fund

Supporting Community Organisations during the global pandemic

Supporting Community Organisations during the global pandemic

Since launching its COVID-19 Response Fund on 8th April 2020, Common Goal has allocated proceeds to 61 community organisations in 35 countries. A total sum of €499,590 has been raised by a collective effort spanning the football industry and beyond.

Fundraising efforts were bolstered by a number of activities through which Common Goal, together with its members and partners, has called for collaboration, solidarity and individual responsibility to the world of football and the wider global community.

In 2021, after two first rounds of distribution, Common Goal allocated the third round of proceeds to 24 community organisations with €220,742 distributed across the globe.

The Goal

The coronavirus pandemic is challenging the world in unprecedented ways, testing our resilience across all sectors of society.

The Strategy

Support community organisations in response to Covid-19 and young people in the aftermath of the crisis.

How it Works

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Common Goal created the Covid-19 Response Fund to support Football for Good emergency response and support young people in the aftermath of the crisis. 

Challenge

Covid-19 is having devastating effects in deprived areas across the world, where the crisis has amplified existing challenges, such as:
Sanitary Crisis
Lack of access to sanitation and hygiene supplies and to health services.
Informational Crisis
Lack of access to information on how to react to the crisis.
Social Crisis
Insecurity, domestic violence and poverty faced by vulnerable groups and minorities exacerbated during the crisis.

Solution

Work against mechanisms and dynamics that lead to unequal opportunities threatening our future society.
Deliver supplies
Providing emergency assistance by distributing medical and sanitary materials, ensuring access to meals and other basic needs.
Raise awareness
Educating young people and families on how to react to the crisis and protect them from catching and transmitting the virus.
Providing support
Offering emotional support to young people and families suffering from socially insecure environments and isolation.

Impact

Organisations are supported to tackle the greatest needs of their participants and communities arising as a result of the crisis.
Supplies delivered
Young people and their families are provided with meals, as well as medical and sanitary supplies.
Communities are prepared
Young people and their families know how to protect themselves from catching and transmitting coronavirus.
People feel safe and supported
Young people in socially insecure environments and isolation have access to emotional support.
Challenge
Covid-19 is having devastating effects in deprived areas across the world, where the crisis has amplified existing challenges, such as:
Sanitary Crisis
Lack of access to sanitation and hygiene supplies and to health services.
Informational Crisis
Lack of access to information on how to react to the crisis.
Social Crisis
Insecurity, domestic violence and poverty faced by vulnerable groups and minorities exacerbated during the crisis.
Solution
Work against mechanisms and dynamics that lead to unequal opportunities threatening our future society.
Deliver supplies
Providing emergency assistance by distributing medical and sanitary materials, ensuring access to meals and other basic needs.
Raise awareness
Educating young people and families on how to react to the crisis and protect them from catching and transmitting the virus.
Providing support
Offering emotional support to young people and families suffering from socially insecure environments and isolation.
Impact
Organisations are supported to tackle the greatest needs of their participants and communities arising as a result of the crisis.
Supplies delivered
Young people and their families are provided with meals, as well as medical and sanitary supplies.
Communities are prepared
Young people and their families know how to protect themselves from catching and transmitting coronavirus.
People feel safe and supported
Young people in socially insecure environments and isolation have access to emotional support.
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