• Let's play! Grant Programme

    Application deadline: Monday February 15th, 2021 at 9 am (JST)

  • Information and call for project proposals

     I. Let´s Play! Grant Programme

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

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

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

    Please be aware that all project proposals will be reviewed and rated. 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.

     

    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 with blind football.
    2. Age and gender of the beneficiaries.
    3. Financial situation of the organization.
    4. Expected results.

     

     

    1. The International Blind Football Foundation Let´s Play! Grant Programme:

    The goals of this project are:

    - to help new interested organizations 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! Grant Programme will provide organizations with the following equipment: blind footballs, non-official eyemasks, IBSA-approved eyemasks.

    Potential beneficiaries:

    • Blind football teams/clubs, schools for blind people; organizations of and for VI people, NFs, NPCs, National Football Associations and ONGs may apply for balls.
    • Blind football teams/clubs, schools for blind people; organizations of and for VI people, NFs, NPCs, National Football Associations and ONGs may apply for non-official eyemasks.
    • 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 eyemasks.

    Quantity of equipment:

    • Organizations may apply for up to 20 balls.
    • Organizations may apply for up to 20 non-official eyemasks.
    • Organizations may apply for up to 10 IBSA-approved eyemasks 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 eyemasks).

     

    V. Financial conditions

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

     

    VI. Timelines

    The call for project proposals is open from Monday January 25th, 2021 at 9 am (JST) until Monday February 15th, 2021 at 9 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 Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 at 9 am (JST).

    The equipment will be purchased by April 30th, 2021 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! 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 results of the project;
    • A 3 - month progress report
    • A 6 – month progress report
    • The IBF Foundation Let´s Play! 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 February 15th, 2021 at 9 am (JST) via email to:

           info@ibf-foundation.football

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

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