Supporter of Each Other responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

30 June 2020

Supporter of Each Other responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

The Supporter of Each Other team has created a report explaining how football clubs and organisations contribute to some of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to, highlighting best practice examples from our official supporters and other organisations across Europe. 

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and affecting people’s livelihoods. The potential long-term effects on the global economy are heavy. People are suffering from isolation and are struggling to stay healthy and active. Football, other sports and free-time leisure activities, in general, are only possible under strict restrictions and while practising social distancing.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Football clubs, leagues, FAs and their charities and other social organisations in the sports sector have experienced several complications when delivering their community work. Nonetheless, the football community has shown its strength and unity to support society in numerous ways, to stop the further spread of the virus, to stay healthy and socially active from home and to look after each other. More than 90 organisations have shown their commitment to their communities and social responsibilities through these challenging times, by joining forces to become an official supporter of our ‘Supporter of Each Other’ campaign.

With highlighting the continued efforts of these organisations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, this report addresses sport’s role and potential in relation to several of the 17 SDGs with a focus on several best practice examples carried out by our supporters and other organisations across Europe. Download the report here:Supporter of Each Other and SDGs.