COVID-19 Response Fund

Supporting Community Organisations during the global pandemic

Supporting Community Organisations during the global pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is challenging the world in unpreceden­ted ways, testing our resilience across all sectors of society. 

Since launching its Covid-19 Response Fund on 8th April 2020, Common Goal has allocated proceeds to 61 community organisations in 35 countries. A total sum of €499,590 has been raised by a collective effort spanning the foot­ball industry and beyond.

On 18th May 2020, Common Goal distributed the first round of proceeds to 27 com­munity organisations: €226,660 were distributed worldwide, helping support the provision of essential frontline health services, food supplies, and secu­ring long-term support for young people in the aftermath of the crisis.

Fundraising efforts were bolstered by a number of activities through which Common Goal, together with its members and partners, has called for collaboration, solidarity and individual responsibility to the world of football and the wider global community.

The second distribution of funds (€52,188) of the Covid-19 Response Fund to commu­nity organisations took place in October 2020 with a further 10 community organisations benefitting. 

In April 2021, Common Goal allocated the third round of proceeds to 24 community organistions with €220,742 distributed across the globe.

The Goal

The Covid-19 pandemic is having its most devastating effects in deprived areas across the developing world, where the crisis has amplified a lot of the existing challenges.

The Strategy

Support community organisations in response to Covid-19 and young people in the aftermath of the crisis.

How it Works

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Common Goal created the Covid-19 Response Fund to support Football for Good emergency response and support young people in the aftermath of the crisis. 

Challenge

Covid-19 is having devastating effects in deprived areas across the world, where the crisis has amplified existing challenges, such as:
Sanitary Crisis
Lack of access to sanitation and hygiene supplies and to health services.
Informational Crisis
Lack of access to information on how to react to the crisis.
Social Crisis
Insecurity, domestic violence and poverty faced by vulnerable groups and minorities exacerbated during the crisis.

Solution

To use our partner organisations with access to the most affected communities to deliver the essential support in direct response to the pandemic, as for example:
Deliver medical & sanitary supplies
Providing emergency assistance by distributing medical and sanitary materials, ensuring access to meals and other basic needs.
Raise awareness
Educating young people and families on how to react to the crisis and protect them from catching and transmitting the virus.
Provide mental health & emotional support
Offering emotional support to young people and families suffering from socially insecure environments and isolation.

Impact

Organisations are supported to tackle the greatest needs of their participants and communities arising as a result of the crisis.
Essential supplies delivered
Young people and their families are provided with meals, as well as medical and sanitary supplies.
Communities know how to prevent infection
Young people and their families know how to protect themselves from catching and transmitting coronavirus.
Young people feel safe and supported
Young people in socially insecure environments and isolation have access to emotional support.
Challenge
Covid-19 is having devastating effects in deprived areas across the world, where the crisis has amplified existing challenges, such as:
Sanitary Crisis
Lack of access to sanitation and hygiene supplies and to health services.
Informational Crisis
Lack of access to information on how to react to the crisis.
Social Crisis
Insecurity, domestic violence and poverty faced by vulnerable groups and minorities exacerbated during the crisis.
Solution
To use our partner organisations with access to the most affected communities to deliver the essential support in direct response to the pandemic, as for example:
Deliver medical & sanitary supplies
Providing emergency assistance by distributing medical and sanitary materials, ensuring access to meals and other basic needs.
Raise awareness
Educating young people and families on how to react to the crisis and protect them from catching and transmitting the virus.
Provide mental health & emotional support
Offering emotional support to young people and families suffering from socially insecure environments and isolation.
Impact
Organisations are supported to tackle the greatest needs of their participants and communities arising as a result of the crisis.
Essential supplies delivered
Young people and their families are provided with meals, as well as medical and sanitary supplies.
Communities know how to prevent infection
Young people and their families know how to protect themselves from catching and transmitting coronavirus.
Young people feel safe and supported
Young people in socially insecure environments and isolation have access to emotional support.

Impact in the Field

The Covid-19 Response Fund has had an impact on 61 organisations that received funds between May 2020 and March 2021. 

15
months
61
organisations
35
countries
3
distribution rounds
500k
invested

Since launching its Covid-19 Response Fund on 8th April 2020, Common Goal has allocated a total sum of €499,590.

Raising Awareness

60%

of organisations used the fund to raise awareness on Covid-19.

40%

used the fund to boost online access to education.

Essential Supplies

69%

used the fund to provide food and other essential supplies to participants and their families.

9%

used fund to install medical desks, testing stations and quarantine rooms.

Emotional Support

71%

used support towards the distribution of sanitation & hygiene supplies.

29%

used support to ensure the participants' well-being.

Raising Awareness
60%

of organisations used the fund to raise awareness on Covid-19.

40%

used the fund to boost online access to education.

Essential Supplies
69%

used the fund to provide food and other essential supplies to participants and their families.

9%

used fund to install medical desks, testing stations and quarantine rooms.

Emotional Support
71%

used support towards the distribution of sanitation & hygiene supplies.

29%

used support to ensure the participants' well-being.

60+
communities impacted

Common Goal has allocated proceeds to 61 community organisations in 35 countries with the collective effort spanning the football industry and beyond.

"The support through the Fund has not only helped our organisation but has made a big difference for many children, youth and families through this challenging period."
Future Stars Academy, Tanzania
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