March 13 – The European Club Association (ECA) has approved a further 10 clubs with 11 projects as part of its Ukraine relief programme that provides funds, in conjunction with the UEFA Foundation for Children, for initiatives to support displaced Ukrainian families and children.
The ECA earmarked an initial €1 million for the Relief Fund that grants up to €25,000 per club per project proposed. The latest projects – accounting for a commitment of €250,000 – will take the spending to date to €930,000.
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 projects approved by the ECA will now go to the UEFA Foundation for Children for final validation.
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.
“The more projects and clubs ECA supports through this programme, the more children and families we help in these difficult times,” said Mioduski.
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