As the world grapples with the coronavirus epidemic, sport for development organizations across the globe have been forced to a standstill, their work halted, unable to provide programming or support that communities rely on. To help these vitally important community initiatives, Beyond Sport is proud to be among a coalition of organizations supporting the Sport for Good Response Fund.
The fund will help sport and social impact organizations overcome challenges faced as a result of COVID-19. These challenges may include issues such as staff shortages, reduced income, difficulty delivering the program, lack of digital capability, or a strategy that is no longer fit for purpose.
Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
ELIGIBILITY / WHO THE FUND IS FOR:
- No limit on geography, sport, or issue-area being addressed through sport
- The fund is for organizations that have been delivering sport to create social impact for a prolonged period
- The fund is for groups facing short or long-term challenges as a direct result of the impact of Coronavirus
ORGANIZATIONS CAN APPLY FOR SUPPORT IN THREE AREAS:
- FUNDING UP TO € 10,000
- Grants will go towards both covering the immediate needs of the organization and ensuring future resilience. Laureus will manage direct grant funding through its best-in-class grant management infrastructure.
- NETWORK DESIGNED-SOLUTIONS
- Subject-matter experts will help organizations address current challenges through workshops and designed thinking sessions facilitated by Beyond Sport.
- STRATEGIC SUPPORT: Developing a fresh approach to face the new normal
- Beyond Sport will use its proven four-phase strategic processes to develop with the organizations a new organizational strategy in terms of adapting, growing, shifting its focus over the next 18 months.
The Sport for Good Response Fund launches with grant funding and in-kind support already committed by partners including the Beyond Sport Foundation, Comic Relief USA, Hong Kong Rugby Union Community Foundation, the LA84 Foundation, and Laureus Sport for Good.