About Africa on the Ball

Africa on the Ball is a Scottish charity (SC044499) which uses the power of football for the advancement of education, healthcare and enterprise in deprived communities of Africa. We currently run a community development programme based around football in Zambia and a microfinance programme to empower women in The Gambia.


    We’re Launching A Micro-Finance Programme!

    Africa on the Ball are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new programme. Our new innovative poverty eradicating microfinance programme will be launching in the Gambia in May 2017.

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    Africa on the Ball Seek New Fundraising Trustee

    We're delighted to announce that we're accepting applications for a fundraising Trustee to the charity.

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    Make a Donation and Change a Life!

    Please consider becoming a regular supporter of our work by becoming a donor. We're asking for £4 a month so we can continue to change lives through football.

    Change A Life
    • A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out: A feature on our new microfinance programme

      The question of how to alleviate poverty, with 1.2 billion people still living on less than $1 a day, remains one of the, if not the greatest question of the 21st century.

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    • Crowdfunding campaign launched to support girls’ football in Zambia

      We're delighted to have launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the K-Town Queens, our girls' team in Kalingalinga, Zambia. The K-Town Queens programme seeks to overcome barriers to girls' involvement in sport, promoting gender equality and overcoming stigma and negative perceptions.

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    • The Big Lunch with Africa on the Ball and Spartans Community Football Academy

      Come and celebrate the diversity of the Commonwealth and our in developing community and football in Kalingalinga, Zambia with Spartans Community Academy on the 24th of March. 

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    • Play Football – Change Lives! Join a Glasgow on the Ball’s Women Team

      We'd love to hear from women and girls interested in playing football here in Scotland to support our growing activities in Zambia and the Gambia.

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    • School Children Fundraise for Girls Programme

      Africa on the Ball are delighted to receive a cheque from St Peters Primary School in Sible Hedingham, Essex. Children at the school fundraised to support the charity's women and girls empowerment programme.

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