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A Global Partnership with Chelsea Football Club

A photo of Chelsea Women's football players



Chelsea Football Club and Plan International UK have worked together since 2015, to help transform the lives of children through the power of football. Through our global charity partnership, we’re working to advance children’s rights and equality for girls around the world.


Since 2015, Chelsea has sponsored children in Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia and Thailand – children just like 11-year-old Nisha

Football for change

Every child deserves a fair start in life. But not every child is born with the same opportunities. To help level the playing field, we’re calling on Chelsea fans to support Football for Change by sponsoring a child.

When you become a sponsor, you’ll support a child’s entire community – and help to make sure they grow up in a safe environment where they can play, learn and thrive. You’ll also see the difference you’re making though the letters and drawings your sponsored child sends to you.

Visiting Azraq Refugee Camp

Syrian girls living in the Azraq refugee camp play football, with support from Chelsea Foundation coaches.

Supporting children in Azraq refugee camp

Chelsea and Plan International are supporting children and young people living in the Azraq refugee camp, home to more than 35,000 Syrian refugees – 60% of whom are children – on the Jordan Syria border.

Chelsea ambassador Katie Chapman led a team of Chelsea Foundation coaches running training sessions with young people living in the camp in October 2018, while chairman Bruce Buck returned in April 2019 to meet Plan International staff, and families who fled the conflict and are living in the camp.

Using the power of football to

Teachboth girls and boys about equality, respect and tolerance

Support girls to stay in education longer, marry later and to fulfil their potential

Help the children most in need when disaster or crisis strikes

A group of young people in football kits
In Colombia, the Champions of Change project used football to tackle the root causes of gender inequality and gender-based violence.


Support Football for Change and sponsor a child today