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Shakhtar Social won a grant for projects for children

Thursday, August 25, 2022



FC Shakhtar social foundation programmes will be supported by the European Club Association and the UEFA Foundation for Children

Shakhtar Social Foundation won the ECA Relief Programme grant from the ECA (European Club Association) and the UEFA Foundation for Children allowing expansion of the foundation activity for provision of help to children, their families and relatives in Ukraine. In general, 15 social projects of the clubs that are the ECA members from 11 European countries got support within the aid programme. All are aimed at provision of help to Ukraine and Ukrainians.

Urs Kluser, General Secretary at UEFA Foundation for Children:

– Generous support from the ECA confirms football solidarity with victims of war in Ukraine. This is a big help for the clubs that accepted families with children altruistically or supported them through football events during the last months.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Chairman of the ECA (European Club Association):

– I am very proud to announce that the ECA will made the initial financial contribution in the amount of EUR 1 million to support the efforts of our members regarding provision of aid to Ukrainian people, moreover, many our clubs also helped to find safe places for young Ukrainian players.

Shakhtar Social Foundation will implement the Unite for Peace project for support of 500 participants, children at risk and internally displaced children, in integration and socialization through football in 5 Ukrainian cities. The programme includes delivering of football sessions, tournaments and work with psychologists. Project is aimed at physical and mental development of children, their rehabilitation, creation of favourable environment for socialization and integration in the new place being in safe location.

As a reminder, the Shakhtar Social foundation has been developing children's grassroots football with support of DTEK for almost 4 years making it possible for over 1,000 children in 13 Ukrainian cities to play football today.