FIFA to Invest Significantly in Football For Hope

December 5, 2014

FIFA will invest all $1.5 million generated from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in commercial public viewing fees into community organisations supported by Football for Hope, the social development programme of world football’s governing body.

FIFA raised $1.5 million from 257 commercial public viewing licensing fees, which were charged for the right to show live match coverage at public events around the world during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In the coming years, this money will go towards supporting community and grassroots organisations that use football as a catalyst for social development.

“For FIFA, it is important to invest in social development projects and to contribute to a positive legacy of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and abroad,” said Niclas Ericson, Director of FIFA’s TV Division.

“We will channel these funds through our Football for Hope initiative to give community organisations the support they need to improve the lives of young people.

“We would like to extend our thanks to all the broadcasters and public viewing organisers that supported this effort.”