Type of Funding

Grant
Recognition

Frequency

Annual

Description

The 2019 Beyond Sport Global Awards aim to celebrate, support, raise awareness and provide funding for projects where sport is being used to help make the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. Each category of Award this year is aligned with at least 1 of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Applicants are to submit entries in the following categories of Awards:

  • Sport for Health and Well-being Award (Global Goal #3)
  • Sport for Quality Education Award (Global Goal #4)
  • Sport for Gender Equality Award (Global Goal #5)
  • Sport for Decent Work and Economic Growth Award (Global Goal #8)
  • Sport for Sustainable Cities & Communities Award (Global Goal #11)
  • Sport for Peace & Social Justice Award (Global Goal #16)
  • Best Corporate Campaign or Initiative in Sport for Good

Benefits

The Winners of the first 6 Awards mentioned above will have the chance to receive cash grants upwards of US$10,000 from the Beyond Sport Foundation.

The Shortlisted entries from each category will receive:

  • Invitation to the Beyond Sport Awards: travel to and from the Beyond Sport Awards, as well as accommodation for the duration of the event, will be covered.
  • Access to Beyond Sport’s global network of international sports organizations, company leaders and influential political figures.
  • Opportunities for business mentoring and to become members of an influential group of social entrepreneurs in sport.
  • Promotion on a global platform through Beyond Sport’s outlets and partners.

The Winners of the Beyond Sport Awards will receive:

Global recognition, a package of substantial business and strategic support and exclusive access to partnership and media opportunities. The Winners of the Community Awards also receive funding and the official Beyond Sport Business Support Package to enable them to move forward and become fully sustainable in the future.

In order for the Shortlist and Winners of the Beyond Sport Global Awards to grow and become more sustainable in the future, there will be:

  • Free expert digital workshop and on-line software, in partnership with YouTube
  • Free online/digital fundraising support, in partnership with GivenGain Foundation
  • Free monitoring and evaluation support, in partnership with Upshot
  • Ongoing expert legal support and consultancy, in partnership with Trust Law
  • Facilitated networking opportunities, which include complimentary passes to Beyond Sport events and introductions to organizations
  • Organizational profile raising through Beyond Sport’s global media platforms and through speaking and workshop opportunities at Beyond Sport and partner events.

Eligibility

Sport for Health and Well-being Award: Applicants must be organizations, projects or programs using sport as a tool to encourage healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Sport for Quality Education Award: Applicants should be organizations, projects or programs using sport as a tool to encourage better quality of and access to education.
Sport for Gender Equality Award: Eligible applicants are organizations, projects or programs using sport as a tool to enable gender equality and empower women and girls.
Sport for Decent Work and Economic Growth Award: Eligible applicants are organizations, projects or programs using sport to support pathways into decent work/develop relevant skills for the workplace.
Sport for Sustainable Cities & Communities Award: Eligible applicants are organizations, projects, programs, teams, governing bodies, major event organizing committees, bid committees and government entities.
Sport for Peace & Social Justice Award: Applicants should be organizations, projects or programs using sport to encourage peaceful societies, conflict resolution, violence prevention, or active dialogue or action to make change around a certain issue.
Best Corporate Campaign or Initiative in Sport for Good: Applicants could be brands, companies or agencies that have delivered successful campaigns or initiatives where sport was used to address a key social issue. The entry must be delivering meaningful impact toward 1 or more of the Global Goals.

At least 1 of the key stakeholders involved in the delivery of the entry has to have been operational for 2 or more years. This means that the program, project or campaign can be new, but there must be an entity involved that has been established for at least 2 years.

Application

Applications are to be done online by 7 June 2019.

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