IBF Foundation will launch its “Let's Play 4!” grant scheme in June, the fourth phase of its programme to promote blind football and accelerate the independence of visually impaired people by donating competition equipment.
In the three previous phases of this programme, which was first run in January 2021, balls and eye masks have been provided to 32, 9 and 24 organisations respectively. We have also had many positive reports from the organisations that have received the equipment. Every time we read those reports, we believe that there are still many groups around the world that can be transformed by harnessing the value of blind football. (Click on this link to read the reports of previous Let’s Play! Programmes).
IBF Foundation will donateballs, non-official eyemasks and IBSA-approved eyemasks to organizations whose proposals are accepted, at no cost of buying and shipping to them. Projects focusing on youth development (male and female, under 23) and women’s blind football are particularly welcome.
Through playing, visually impaired people can also connect with their peers and experience personal
growth. This means that the possibilities for the visually impaired are expanding. We are convinced this leads to the realization of our organization's vision.
The following types of organisations are eligible to participate in this call for project proposals:
• Blind footballteams/clubs.
• Schools for blind people.
• Organizationsof and for visually impaired people.
• National Blind Sports Federations (NFs).
• National Paralympic Committees (NPCs).
• National Football Associations.
• Non-GovernmentalOrganizations (NGOs).
The call for project proposals is open from June 8th 2022 until July 3rd 2022 at 9am (JST). During this period, the IBF Foundation team will be available to answer questions related to the grant and your application. Successful applicants will be informed by July 31st 2022 and the equipment will be purchased by August 31st 2022.
Please be aware that if your organization was one of the beneficiaries of the previous
“Let´s Play! Grant Programme”, your project will not have priority if you apply for the same type of equipment.
If you are interested in applying, please check out the information page below.