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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    • PRESS RELEASE: Scottish charity appeals for football donations to help keep Zambian club on the ball

      A Scottish charity is appealing for donations of football kit and equipment for a girls’ club in Zambia.

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    • WC2018 Sweepstake

      As is customary in a major tournament year, Africa on the Ball are running their traditional sweepstake. Entry for the Russia 2018 Sweepstake is priced at £10 and the winner will receive £128.

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    • Glasgow on the Ball Quiz Night & End of Season Awards

      Our Glasgow based fundraising 11-a-side football team (Glasgow on the Ball) have enjoyed a successful season in the Glasgow Community and Cooperative League. A top 8 finish in their second season in the league and improved results throughout.

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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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