Paris, November 4th, 2020
Global Sports Week has opened applications for the 2021 GSW Social Booster programme, powered by 17 Sport, that identifies, promotes and supports impact-led sports projects from around the world. The programme is open to non-profits and social businesses that use sport to address specific objectives identified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The selected finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to prospective investors and key leaders of sports business and society during Global Sports Week Paris 2021 which will be held between February 1st and 5th 2021, with events taking place in Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Milan, Dakar, Los Angeles and online.
In total, eight non-profit and social business projects will be chosen from around the world, based on their relevance to one or more of the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
- Health (Goal 3)
- Quality Education for all (Goal 4)
- Gender Equality (Goal 5)
- Climate Action (Goal 13)
After the event, the finalists will take part in a three-month acceleration programme led by 17 Sport and focused on providing strategic and structural support to their organisation and/or project.
More information about the benefits and the requirements of the programme can be found here.