Thank you for applying to the Community Grant Scheme. We will notify you about the progress of your application within 14 working days.
The Supreme Committee for
Delivery & Legacy (SC) recognises how important it is for the local
communities around each of the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadiums to benefit, both
socially and culturally, from the amazing projects taking place… for generations
"The Community Grant Scheme will enable the SC to support projects which complement our vision, values and objectives. The schemes we endorse will ensure the Middle East’s first FIFA World Cup leaves a lasting social legacy. We look forward to supporting projects which will make a positive difference to communities across Qatar."
Nasser Al Khater, Assistant Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
By welcoming the world to their neighbourhood, communities will gain advanced facilities, a major economic boost and a front-row seat for the world’s favourite sporting event.
Going beyond that, the SC offers grants to projects that can improve quality of life, health and wellbeing in their neighbourhoods.
This is part of our wider community engagement efforts, which actively encourage Qatar’s residents to contribute ideas to 2022 FIFA World Cup™ planning, and the legacy the tournament will leave behind.
Where our grants go
Grants of up to QAR 30,000 are available to support groups and organisations, including expat associations, local environmental groups, recreational and social clubs, sporting clubs, arts groups and educational establishments. Individuals with ideas that can help their neighbours are also welcome to submit applications.
Mohamed Qutub is an individual who had a big idea – one that has since had a huge impact on a community that is integral to Qatar’s future. He played a key role in developing the Qatar Indian Association for Sports and Games which, with the help of an SC community grant, has improved the lives of many in the 500,000-plus Indian community in Qatar.
How to apply for a Community Grant
To increase your chances of being awarded a grant, please review the following information carefully before you complete the form.
Your application must meet at least one of the following six criteria:
1. Using football as a tool for social and human development in line with the SC’s values of unity, sustainability, legacy, innovation and quality.
2. Applying innovative and creative approaches to widening participation in football.
3. Creating opportunities for young people aged 16-24.
4. Supporting people with disabilities.
5. Promoting solidarity regardless of gender, nationality, faith or culture.
6. Leaving a lasting legacy with the capacity to be self-sustaining in the future
The SC prefers grant applications for initiatives which:
• Provide innovative responses to the recognised needs of communities in Qatar
• Support positive and sustainable community development
• Enhance access to sports, education, the arts, cultural activities, healthy lifestyles, and civic & community development
• Promote cross-cultural understanding and enhance unity
• Improve the quality of services to local communities
• Expand access to volunteering opportunities and increase the number of volunteers in Qatar
The SC is unlikely to provide grants to support:
• General operating expenses, such as rent and salaries
• Debt repayment
• Expenses for travel outside Qatar
• Political campaigns
• Health projects which do not have a strong football or sport orientation
• Reimbursement for projects which have already been completed
• Connectivity (mobile and fixed)
If your application meets the Community Grant Scheme criteria outlined above, it will be shortlisted and assessed. All applicants will be notified of their application progress within 14 working days of submitting an application. Applicants will be contacted by a member of the SC’s Community Engagement team for an informal chat about the initiative. This may lead to a request for more supporting information. The final decision regarding the success of the application and the amount of money to be awarded will be made by the SC and communicated to the applicants within six weeks of submission. Not all successful applications will receive the same amount of funding. Funding is capped at QAR 30,000 per application, and the SC uses its discretion to award funds as it sees fit.
All grant recipients must deliver their initiative within the same calendar year as the grant award date. Grant recipients will be required to complete an evaluation form upon completion of the project. This evaluation will outline how the grant was spent and highlight the benefits it brought to its target communities.