The 2019 Beyond Sport Collective Impact Awards Categories
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. This year, the Beyond Sport Global Awards are increasing our impact on making this vision of the future a reality through a deeper investment in a collaborative effort to address the Global Goals through sport.
Read through the two Collective Impact Award categories below, then and click on the option that best suits your entry to begin the application.
Please note: At least one of the key stakeholders involved in the delivery of the entry has to have been operational for two or more years. This means that the program, project or campaign can be new, but there must be an entity involved that has been established for at least two years
NOTE: This Award is only for organizations operating in the United States.
The Sport for Reduced Inequalities Collective Impact Award – Supported by Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation is for any non-profit using sport to reduce inequalities, increase access to sport for marginalized communities, and to address social issues in their communities across the United States.
To be eligible for this Award, the submitting organization must:
- Operate in high poverty communities in the United States
- Use a team sport to actively address issues of inequality in their community
- Be willing to collaborate with other organizations, communicate and share best-practice.
In addition to following Beyond Sport’s Five Basic Principles, the entry must show that it is contributing toward one or more of the targeted outcomes for Global Goal #10 – Reduced Inequalities:
- Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
- Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory practices and promoting equality.
Tip: Learn more about the Global Goal on Reduced Ineqaulities here.
The Sport for Climate Action Collective Impact Award – Supported by the Swedish Postcode Foundation is for any non-profit, team, league, governing body, or corporation using sport to adress climate change, reduce emissions, and advocate for sustainable policy across the world.
The submitting organization must be willing to collaborate with other organizations, communicate and share best-practice.
In addition to following Beyond Sport’s Five Basic Principles, the entry must show that it is contributing toward one or more of the targeted outcomes for Global Goal #13 – Climate Action:
- Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
- Integrate climate change measures into policies, strategies and planning.
Tip: Learn more about the Global Goal on Climate Action here.
Each Category will have 3-6 Award Winners. The recipients of these Awards will:
- Receive grant funding from the Beyond Sport Foundation between $25,000 - $75,000 (depending on size and need of organization)
- Receive a comprehensive business support package
- Receive global recognition at the Beyond Sport Global Awards Ceremony in New York City on September 12, as well as access to Beyond Sport events throughout the week. Winners will receive travel and accommodation for the week’s events.
- Become a member of the Global Goals Task Force on their respective global goal - a working group that will collaborate throughout the year to find innovative solutions to addressing the UNSDGs through sport.