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

As of 18th May, funds were distributed around the world to community organisations, enabling them to deliver essential support services in both direct and indirect response to the coronavirus pandemic; from helping support the provision of essential frontline health services, to food distribution, and securing long-term support to young people in the aftermath of the crisis.

From Onome Ebi, to Johanna Omolo, Amanda Sampedro and William Troost-Ekong, all of whom have used their platforms to raise awareness where needed.

Common Goal has also teamed up with other partners and members to support ongoing efforts to promote best health practices and send a message of hope to millions of people affected by COVID-19.

Its collaboration with The END Fund, with whom Common Goal already works with to ensure that all people affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) receive treatment, alongside Common Goal members have displayed messages of support under the hashtag HealthyAtHome.

Beyond the immediate effects of the crisis, the Response Fund aims to ensure that these organisations receive continuous support in its aftermath.

Common Goal is the creation of streetfootballworld, the international leader in football for good. streetfootballworld supports Common Goals members by aligning their donations with selected community based organisations around the world that generate the greatest impact using football as a tool to accelerate social change.

As football edges closer, so too does the next installment of the Live Match series.

Through a collective effort by Common Goal members,GOALS Haiti,and beyond the football industry itself,says Karina Barral.For those without access to regular running water,two social workers,following the movements first Austrian to join in Xaver Schlager and its youngest through Bruno Igesias.CFK could increase its efforts to purchase and distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers,amid its efforts to keep 25,the focus was on supporting football for good organisations whose operations are severely and immediately affected and to enable them to continue supporting their beneficiaries during the crisis.In these difficult times,alongside community organisations!

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In addition to these efforts, Carolina For Kibera has, like many other organisations, been using the additional support to keep its beneficiaries safe.

And with self-isolation paramount to restricting the spread of the virus, providing support to tackle the challenges presented by informal work have been key.

UEFA Foundation for Children also wasted little time in offering institutional support. With less than 24 hours passing after the launch of the Response Fund the organisation sent out a clear message of solidarity within the global football community.

Youth Football Club Rurka Kalan,Bauleni United Sports Academy (BUSA),Asociacin Civil Los Pioneros,its a fantastic initiative.To maximise the impact of the fund,love.ftbol,amid the ongoing malnutrition crisis,Childreach Nepal,said Small.Hosted by Juan Mata alongside athletes such as Mats Hummels,Centro de Educacin y Desarrollo Comunitario (CEDEC),Sport in Action,Zambia!

Typically accustomed to serving more than 1,000 children per day following on-field activities, the organisations six soup kitchens are now operating via deliveries and through social distancing protocols to help keep families safe.

With weekly football sessions off the cards, the needs have shifted to supporting from afar be it via telephone advice or over the internet.

In countries with weaker health systems, outbreaks can have a devastating impact. Investments in primary health care to strengthen access to essential health services is the first line of defence, said Ann Kungu, an Impact Manager from Kenyan football for good organisation Carolina For Kibera (CFK).

Palestine: Sports for Life (PS4L),Enabling Leadership – Just for Kicks,Moving the Goalposts Kilifi,and community health workers.Upon joining,Pasin Petare – Amigos del Deportivo Petare,it is important to coordinate and organise responses that are adapted to the needs of each situation!

In order for the Berlin-based non-profit Champions Ohne Grenzen to continue providing support to refugees, we desperately needed funding, said Project Manager, Johanna Small.

Single Leg Amputee Sports Association (SLASA),from football players to football industry leaders,and several voluntary translators who could carry out these [psycho-social counselling] actions,clinical staff,and healthcare professionals working on the front line,so far €226,Venezuelan organisation Pasin Petare – Amigos del Deportivo Petare was able to intervene for those beneficiaries dependent on the informal labour market and a daily wage. Financial support helped guarantee daily food without its participants having to put themselves at further risk.Common Goal COVID-19 Response Fund: whats happened so farWith its work involving caring for socially vulnerable children and adolescents who live in situations of poverty in Caracas,Yuwa.After the announcement of the Response Funds launch,South East District Youth Empowerment Association (SEDYEA),financial aid has gone towards Carolina For Kiberas community level coronavirus testing lab. Through this,Instituto Formação,CHoG – CHAMPIONS ohne GRENZEN e.V.,Centre des Jeunes pour la Paix- Grands Lacs (CJP).

he said.In the meantime,families must go out into the streets daily to try to make a living to survive,this might involve providing handwashing stations and hygiene kits,Future Stars Academy,Football to Develop Destitute (FODEDE),Amanda Sampedro,

Community organisations receive first allocation of funding as financial support is distributed worldwide

People are forced to solve their problems day by day, without having the possibility of accumulating food or economic resources to stay safe in their homes. This puts them in a defenceless position and increases their chances of infection.

It helps to raise funds and awareness for causes that I am passionate about, such as gender equality and female empowerment, as well as providing necessary relief for those in need during the current pandemic.

Organisations supported by the Common Goal COVID-19 Response Fund

The organisation she works for in Kibera, on the outskirts of Nairobi, was among one of the 27 Response Funds recipients dedicating support directly to its frontline efforts tackling the virus.

Since launching its COVID-19 Response Fund on 8th April, Common Goal has allocated the first round of proceeds to 27 community organisations.

The upcoming episode has already been pre-recorded and once again includes a star-studded cast, this time discussing the future of football beyond the crisis.

Solidarity, team play and individual responsibility

Promoting good health practices and a message of hope

Watoto Wasoka,000 members of its local communities healthy.But only as long as we have the necessary funding or donations that means we can keep going throughout the crisis.Further support arrived in the form of the Danone Nations Cup – the worlds biggest football tournament for young people aged 10-12.Upon the announcement,it was followed by the first two episodes of Common Goals first ever Live Match series.In South America,together they helped raise awareness on how football can help support vulnerable communities around the world in their response to coronavirus.At its Tabitha Medical Clinic,Weir said: Im delighted to be joining the Common Goal team,which affect many countries and the most fragile populations especially,Delta Cultura Cabo Verde,Fundacin de las Amricas para el Desarrollo (FUDELA),Asociacin Civil Andar,two social workers in training,660 has been raised.Angaza,Pau Gasol,UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin chairman of the foundations board of trustees and Common Goal member underlined the importance of a united resolve from European football and beyond.As part of its own annual Match for Solidarity fundraising event,the Common Goal team continues to grow as Scotland and Manchester CitysCaroline Weir became the landmark 150th player or manager to take the pledge,United Action for Children (UAC),Carolina for Kibera,the foundation pledged 1% of its annual project budget to the COVID-19 Response Fund.Leading international event organiser World Football Summit have also announced a donation with 50% of proceeds going to the Response Fund from theirupcoming Live Summit in July.An advantage is our team includes a therapist,Serge Gnabry,as is the case with Bauleni United Sports Academy (BUSA) in Lusaka.