FARE fortnight support

Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) fortnight is coming up 15-29th October 2013.  This is when football takes action against racism not just in Ireland but throughout all UEFA affiliated countries.  In Ireland, activities will happen at Ireland V Kazakhstan game, Airtricity League level and at the community and grassroots level.There is support for community groups, grassroots clubs to take actions.fare actionPictured: children taking part in the half- time FARE Action at the Ireland Vs Germany game 2012.You may be aware the Football Association of Ireland, in conjunction with its community partners, will be supporting the Football against Racism in Europe Week campaign, which runs over a fortnight from October 15 to 29. FARE Week is organised by the Football against Racism in Europe Network which is a community partner of UEFA. Using football as a tool to make a stand against racism, to celebrate diversity and promote interaction between people from all communities, backgrounds and cultures, has benefit for all individuals within football and society as a whole.What might you do as part of the Week? There are a number of different activities that you might consider running during FARE Week, some of these are listed below. We will ask you to provide details of your project dates/venues/times/groups involved.Grassroots Leagues, clubs, youth projects, community organisations

  • Make your regular league match(s) a FARE Week game and have your players team photo with anti racism signage
  •  Organise a local friendly match that celebrates diversity in your community and work together with local community organisations to prepare the game
  • Host a screening of the Show Racism the Red Card video (18mins), which features top stars of Irish football- DVD pack €30
  • Give underage players Show Racism the Red Card wristbands €50 for 50 wristbands
  • Order Show Racism the Red Card signs for display in your club/ project – free
  • Make anti racism banner/ display for your club
  • Start a project at your youth club involving football

What support is available? The FAI’s Intercultural Football Programme has made a budget to support activities.  You can apply for support through Show Racism the Red Card who are managing the grants scheme.  You can apply for a maximum of a €150.Finally, if you would like to express an interest and access materials to support FARE Week please do so before 5pm on the 27th of September, using the Expression of Interest form by contacting info@theredcard.ie or 01 6453096.   A report with pictures of your event is part of the condition of funding support.tds and sensTDs and Senators took part in a match with staff from embassies to mark FARE fortnight 2012.Download the expression of interest form: FARE WEEK EXPRESSION OF INTERESTReturn it to info@theredcard.ie 

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