Over the past 20 years, sport for development projects have flourished all around the world. However, while the use of sport as a tool for social change is often seen as a relatively new innovation in itself and only partially understood by the wider development sector, most funders still place emphasis on proven interventions that follow a number of similar models, thus not allowing for creative and innovative solutions to the most challenging issues that our world faces
To address this issue and drive ongoing invention and improvement, The SOL Foundation and Laureus Sport for Good have partnered to create Sport for Development’s first ‘Innovation Fund’ – designed to identify the most innovative work in the sector and allow it to flourish. The Innovation Fund will support truly innovative work and solutions at a stage before traditional funders would be able to justify involvement – i.e. before impact of the given initiative has been proven.
Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2018