FIFA believes that football is more than just a game. Through its unique power and universality, football can bring people together, transform lives and inspire entire communities. To harness football’s huge potential and support existing football-based community projects, FIFA launched the Football for Hope initiative in 2005. The initiative’s main aim is to help improve the lives and prospects of young people around the world. FIFA offers funding, equipment and training to the organisations running such projects and their beneficiaries.