Morton in the Community is thrilled to announce a new funding towards our T.E.A.M project. The UEFA Foundation for Children allocated funding to 64 projects, as part of their mission to defend vulnerable children’s rights around the world so that they can look forward to a better future.

Following the success of our application to the Foundation, our charity will receive a 5-figure grant which will allow us to work in partnership with the Falkirk Foundation, Motherwell Football Club Community Trust, St Mirren FC Charitable Foundation and Big Hearts Community Trust , to deliver the T.E.A.M project and use football as a tool to improve the emotional wellbeing and social connections of young people living within our local communities.

Together Equality Achieves More (T.E.A.M) was launched at Tynecastle Park in 2017, initiating a new area of work for Big Hearts at the time. The aim of the project is to help local school pupils make new friends in their neighbourhood and be part of a diverse community where all cultures thrive together and since launch Big Hearts have worked with hundreds of young people as part of the project.

Brian McLaughlin, Morton in the Community CEO Said This an exciting new venture for us to work in partnership with our counterparts across Scotland and deliver the TEAM Project in Inverclyde. We have seen first-hand the positive impact the programme has achieved at Big Hearts and one which will provide many benefits to the Inverclyde community. Thank you to UEFA foundation for Children for supporting this programme.”   

Andrea Radrizzani, UEFA Foundation for Children board member said“The UEFA Foundation has selected 64 projects to support NGOs across 71 countries, all of them are aligned with our vision to empower children’s education, and gender equality and inspire new generations through the power of football.”

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