4 April 2022
Laureus Announces New Fund to Help Victims of the Ukraine War
Funding to support agencies on the ground in Ukraine providing humanitarian support and safe spaces for mothers and children.
Global non-profit sporting organisation Laureus has released the first details of its ‘Laureus Sport for Peace Humanitarian Action Fund’ to support vulnerable populations in Ukraine as a result of the ongoing Russian invasion.
With donations from corporate partners, athletes and sports bodies, Laureus will provide financial support to organisations working on the frontline providing aid in the form of food, water, medicine and shelter.
Laureus Academy Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick said:
“The Fund will enable us to galvanise the power of sport to provide life-saving support via partnerships with leading humanitarian relief agencies. It will also enable us long term to help people and communities to recover”.
A percentage of funds will be reserved for the provision of trauma-sensitive sports activities for young people in conflict-affected communities to promote community cohesion and peaceful dialogue amongst refugee and host populations.
Allocation of the money from the fund will follow vetting and approval procedures in line with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and agreed with the Foundation’s Trustees.
More details on the Fund will be published when they are available.