There are an endless number of worthy causes we want to support, but we have made a decision to focus on efforts with a small number of global organisations over a multi year period who we will be forming a true partnership with. The hope is to have sincere and high impact on their work.
War Child UK is a non-governmental organisation founded in the UK in 1993 which provides assistance to children in areas experiencing conflict and the aftermath of conflict. War Child are the only specialist charity for children in conflict delivering high-impact programmes that rebuild lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) and Yemen. To learn more, visit warchild.org.uk and childreninconflict.org.
War Child FC is a football club with an ambitious plan to harness the power of football to improve the lives of children and young people who live in conflict areas. The GOTR Fund will make a donation to the program every year, for three years, to support operations and oversight of the program which will be running in the Central African Republic, Gaza & Jordan, with plans to expand into other areas. The project is aiming to reach 2,500 children and young people thanks to supporters of War Child FC.
Rob Willams, CEO War Child
“War Child is incredibly grateful and extremely lucky to have the support from a band as amazing as Mumford & Sons. Since 2013, the band has been using the awesome power of music to help young people whose lives have been affected by conflict. From playing gigs, hosting fundraising events and sharing their networks, together we have raised over £4 million - helping over 50,000 children and young people forced to live with the brutality of war. Not only have Mumford & Sons supported War Child. They have also been vital supporters to help launch Children in Conflict - our sister organisation in the US. The support of Gentlemen of the Road is now helping to launch our newest programme, War Child FC. With their help, we’re developing a new model combining football and psychosocial support to help young people in conflict zones. Together, we’re mobilising the football community to take War Child FC global, using the beautiful game to increase the wellbeing and resilience of young people.”
We are proud to have supported The Homeless World Cup 2019 in Wales, an impactful event that hosted over homeless people from all over the world to participate and play in the games.
The HWC exists to help end the global homelessness crisis in all its forms. It uses football to inspire people who are homeless, and help them in feeling a sense of purpose, pride, and connectivity to others, and it helps bring awareness to so many people globally that do not understand how many people are homeless, why they are homeless, why they became homeless, and how to help people break that cycle.