August 30 – The European Club Association (ECA) relief fund has delivered its third and final round of project funding designed to aid Ukrainian refugees across Europe.
The 15-month Ukraine relief fund, distributed €1 million in funds raised by 24 clubs around Europe who each committed up to €50,000.
The project was announced at the General Assembly in March 2022 by ECA Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi, to support clubs’ efforts in assisting the Ukrainian refugees, while many also offered to find a safe place for Ukrainian young football players.
Since then, 30 projects have benefitted from the support of the relief fund, managed through the ECA relief committee chaired by ECA Vice-chairman Dariusz Mioduski.
The final round of projects funded included support:
- FC Shakhtar Donetsk
- FC Vast (Football Club Mykolaiv)
- FSC Mariupol
- MFC Metalurg
- Skoruk FC
Commenting on the allocation of the remaining 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, started by the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
“The allocation of the remaining funds to the last five projects is the right moment for me to thank once again all the clubs and individuals involved for their dedication and hard work. In total thirty projects have benefitted from the ECA Ukraine Relief Fund and their work will continue.”
The list of all the approved projects, including the ones from the third round, are: AC Sparta Praha, AS Trencin, Athletic Club, Celtic FC, FC Chikhura Sachkhere, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Slovan Liberec, FC Vast (Football Club Mykolaiv), FC Veres Rivne, FC Zimbru, FSC Mariupol, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Heart of Midlothian FC, Legia Warszawa, Maccabi Haifa F.C, MFC Metalurg, Nõmme Kalju FC, SJK Seinäjoki, SK Slavia Praha, SK Slovan Bratislava, Skoruk FC, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Trabzonspor AS, Wisla Kraków.
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