• Let's play 2! Grant Programme

    Application deadline: Monday November 8th, 2021 at 09:00 am (JST/GMT +9)

  • Information and call for project proposals

    I. Let´s Play 2! Grant Programme

    In order to support organizations working in blind football around the world and organisations that would like to start a blind football programme, the International Blind Football Foundation (IBF Foundation) has released a grant programme under the name “International Blind Football Foundation Let´s Play 2! Grant Programme”.

    The International Blind Football Foundation Let´s Play 2! Grant Programme aims to provide organizations involved in blind football or wishing to start practising it with the equipment they need to develop or introduce the game.

     

    IBF Foundation is proud to open the call for proposals for the International Blind Football Foundation Let´s Play 2! Grant Programme.

    Please be aware that all project proposals will be reviewed and evaluated. We can only review complete project proposals received before the project proposal deadline and in line with the conditions outlined in these guidelines.

     

    II. Eligibility of organizations and project proposals

    The following types of organisations are eligible to participate in this call for project proposals:

    • Blind football teams/clubs;
    • Schools for blind people;
    • Organizations of and for visually impaired people;
    • National Blind Sports Federations (NFs);
    • National Paralympic Committees (NPCs);
    • National Football Associations;
    • NGOs.

     

    Please be aware that if your organization was one of the beneficiaries of the first Let´s Play! Grant Programme, your project will not be given priority if you ask for the same type of equipment.

     

    III. Focus Areas

    The focus area is providing the equipment needed to practise blind football to organizations which are beginning to play blind football or would like to start developing blind football. Projects focussing on youth development (male and female, under 23) and women’s blind football are particularly welcome.

    Key performance factors to be reviewed are:

    1. Previous experience in blind football.
    2. Age and gender of the beneficiaries.
    3. Financial situation of the organization.
    4. Expected outcomes.

     

    The goals of this project are:

    - to help new organizations interested in blind football to start developing the sport;

    - to assist organizations which have just started developing blind football.

                                            

    IV. Equipment

    The International Blind Football Foundation Let´s Play 2! Grant Programme will provide organizations with the following equipment: blind footballs, non-official eye masks, IBSA-approved eye masks.

    Potential beneficiaries:

    • Blind football teams/clubs, schools for blind people, organizations of and for VI people, NFs, NPCs, National Football Associations and NGOs may apply for balls.
    • Blind football teams/clubs, schools for blind people, organizations of and for VI people, NFs, NPCs, National Football Associations and NGOs may apply for non-official eye masks.
    • NFs (with blind football national teams), NPCs (with blind football national teams) and national Football Associations (with blind football national teams) may apply for IBSA-approved eye masks.

    Quantity of equipment:

    • Organizations may apply for up to 20 balls.
    • Organizations may apply for up to 20 non-official eye masks.
    • Organizations may apply for up to 10 IBSA-approved eye masks per national team (for example, if an NF has a male and a female national team, this organization can ask for up to 20 IBSA-approved eye masks).

     

    V. Financial conditions

    IBF Foundation will arrange for the equipment to be purchased and delivered to grantees. Organizations will not be in charge of buying or shipping the equipment

     

    VI. Timelines

    The call for project proposals is open from Tuesday October 26th, 2021 at 09:00 am JST until Monday November 8th, 2021 at 09:00 am 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 of the results of the selection process no later than Wednesday December 1st, 2021 at 9 am (JST).

    The equipment will be purchased by January 5th, 2022 and delivered as soon as possible thereafter.

     

    VII. Review and selection process

    The review of the submitted projects will be undertaken by IBF Foundation. To be considered for this grant, proposals must be submitted on the official application form and be in line with the project proposal criteria. Project proposals with missing documentation will not be eligible and will not be reviewed.

     

    VIII. Document Checklist

    Make sure you provide all documents below when submitting your project proposal.

    If any of the mandatory documents are missing after the deadline, the project proposal will not be considered.

    • The IBF Foundation Let´s Play 2! Grant Programme application form, fully completed;
    • CV of project leader;
    • Outline of your organization or annual report (optional but highly recommended).

    If your project is selected, your organization will also be asked to provide the following documents:

    • A detailed report with the outcomes of the project;
    • A 3-month progress report
    • A 6-month progress report
    • The IBF Foundation Let´s Play 2! Grant Programme video-photo release form;
    • Photos/videos of VI people playing with the equipment;
    • Testimonies of beneficiaries.

     

    IX. Submission of project proposals

    Please make sure your complete project proposal reaches us before Monday November 8th, 2021 at 09:00 am JST via email to:

           info@ibf-foundation.football

    Subject line of the email with your project proposal: Application for The International Blind Football Foundation Let´s Play 2! Grant Programme.

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