Mumbai City Football Club in partnership with long standing CFG charity partner OSCAR Foundation, launched ‘Healthy Goals,’ a new fundraising and programme initiative to empower healthier lives for Mumbai youth through football.
The ‘Healthy Goals’ initiative will raise needed funds for community football pitches, as well as youth-led programs uplifting physical and mental health of local youth through the power of football. All proceeds raised through our Healthy Goals initiative from now through September 2023 will be allocated to OSCAR Foundation and be matched pound for pound*.
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Mumbai City Football Club is the third club within the City Football Group (CFG) network to launch its ‘Healthy Goals’ initiative. Throughout 2023, several other clubs in the CFG network will launch similar initiatives to help spread the ‘Healthy Goals’ impact worldwide.
*City Football Group Limited (CFG) will match donations to the Healthy Goals Programme made between February and September 2023, to a limit of £125k for any single Club or a maximum of £500k matched globally across all CFG Clubs participating in this round of funding. For more info see FAQ’s.
What is Healthy Goals? Healthy Goals is an initiative aimed at empowering healthier lives through football in Mumbai and other City Football Group Club cities across the world. The initiative offers funding and training to support youth led football programmes and new community football pitches benefitting local young people and communities.
Where will the funds raised go? All funds raised go to our partner charity OSCAR Foundation, a Non Governmental organisation, E27420 (MUMBAI) under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. PAN NO - AAATO2812J FCRA Registration No - 083781502 whose registered office is Office No. – 104, 1st floor, Varma Chamber, 11 Homji Street, Near Horniman Cirlce, Fort, Mumbai 400001, Maharashtra, India., to fund a combination of football pitch builds/refurbs with youth led football projects uplifting the health of local young people. More information about OSCAR Foundation can be found here.
How is the impact measured? OSCAR Foundation conducts regular impact measurement through participant surveys, coach reports and feedback from local communities they operate in. More information about the impact is available here.
How will funds be raised? City Football Group will match cash donations to the forementioned programme (named ‘Healthy Goals’) on a 1:1 basis, which are made to OSCAR Foundation between February and September 2023 (so a £1 donation would be matched by City Football Group contributing an amount equal to £1)*. This is known as ‘match funding’. The overall City Football Group donation is subject to the campaign limits set out below.
How much will City Football Group contribute? Overall, City Football Group will contribute a maximum of £125,000 (GBP) to OSCAR Foundation through this campaign, or £500,000 (GBP) in total for all City Football Group affiliated charities participating in the campaign (whichever comes first).
How can I donate? It's quick and easy to donate online using OSCAR Foundation page which will support Healthy Goals programme. In London on May 2023, OSCAR Foundation will host a charity ball, you can donate by purchasing auction items during the evening of the event. Additional opportunities to donate will be made available over the coming months, publicised on Mumbai City Football Club Instagram account.
When does City Football Group make its contribution? City Football Group will make its donation in two instalments – the first being paid by the end of August 2023 and the 2nd by the end of November 2023.
Does OSCAR Foundation receive any support beyond funding? Yes, OSCAR Foundation access in grant support from City Football Group, training for young leaders, connectivity with a global network of youth led community football projects supported through CFG’s global foundation programme.
Will all of the money donated go directly to OSCAR Foundation? All donations made via Give website are subject to fees, more information on Give applicable fees can be found here. Give’s Terms of Service can be found here.
What about Gift Aid? If you are a UK taxpayer and make a qualifying donation supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration, CAFonline.org will be able to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation and pass this on to the charity partner. You should seek independent advice if you wish to consider whether you are eligible to apply for personal tax relief in relation to your donation.
Will I be able to get tax relief on my donation? This will depend, amongst other things, on your personal circumstances, tax status, choice of currency and country of tax residence. You should seek local independent tax advice if you wish to consider applying for this.
*City Football Groups’ donation to OSCAR Foundation Mumbai for the February to September 2023 Healthy Goals match funding window is subject to an overall aggregate cap of £500,000 across all participating charities globally, and a maximum donation of £125,000 for any single charity (whichever comes first).