The ECA Relief Committee has approved the applications for financial assistance from ten clubs for eleven new projects they are conducting to assist displaced children and families during the ongoing Ukrainian humanitarian crisis from the second-round call for proposals.

The approved projects have been passed to the UEFA Foundation for Children for a final validation and transfer of the appropriate funds granted, up to a maximum of 25,000 per club per project proposed. The amount assigned to the new projects comes to around €250,000 meaning a total of €930,000 from the original €1 million ECA Relief Fund has now been allocated.

Commenting on the allocation of funds to the clubs, Dariusz Mioduski, ECA Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the ECA Relief Committee, said:

“At ECA we are all engaged in assisting clubs and allowing them to continue their excellent work in supporting Ukrainian children and families displaced by this tragic war. I am very pleased therefore that our ECA Relief Committee was able to approve another eleven projects making a total of twenty-six projects that have received financial donations.

“The more projects and clubs ECA supports through this programme, the more children and families we help in these difficult times.”

The ECA Relief Committee was set-up to receive and review applications from clubs who are taking concrete and effective humanitarian actions to provide support and opportunities for the integration and development of those affected by the war in Ukraine.

ECA Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaïfi announced that €1 million would be made available to clubs for projects related to the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis, via the ECA Relief Fund, during his opening speech at the ECA General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, in March last year.

In the first-round of call  for proposals in August 2022, the ECA Relief Committee approved fifteen projects for a combined amount of €680,000 for financial assistance in conducting humanitarian projects in helping Ukrainian Refugees.

The clubs who had projects approved in the second round are: Legia Warszawa, Nõmme Kalju FC, SJK Seinãjoki, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Slovan Liberec, Sporting Clube de Portugal, AS Trencin, FC Veres Rivne, Wisla Kraków and FC Zimbru.