By the end of 2022, more than 108 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict, violence, human rights violations, persecution and climate disasters.
Beyond Sport launched the Sport Together Fund to provide grants and capacity-building support to non-profit organizations, sports clubs and collectives who are assisting communities facing conflict, displacement, human rights violations and climate change disasters. The Fund also supports the transit and host communities where people are rebuilding their lives.
SPORT TOGETHER FUND 24-HOUR CHALLENGE
On 28th and 29th June in Central London, human endurance and determination will be put to the test in support of refugees and displaced people from across the world.
The Sport Together Fund 24-Hour Challenge will bring the sport industry together for an ambitious goal -- to virtually cover the distance between London and Kyiv, an astounding total of 1,330 miles within 24 hours in recognition of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which caused the displacement of an estimated 14 million people. The Fund was initially formed to provide direct support to community sport organizations across Europe using sport to support individuals displaced and resettled from Ukraine.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY - HEAR FROM OUR BENEFICIARIES
More than 1 in 74 people on Earth have been forced to flee. World Refugee Day (June 20) celebrates the strength, courage and contributions of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people who have faced indescribable challenges and hardships. Knowing this all too well are our Sport Together Fund grantees who are working to create a world where refugees are always included - all through sport. Directly hear from our grantees' coaches and staff as they explain what it is like to be a refugee, the importance of leadership and provide a message to the world for World Refugee Day!