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About the Event

The 2023 Gala will celebrate the impact of GRS programmes while raising critical funds to ensure that every young person in Africa has the opportunity to take control of their health—and their futures. Join us for an unforgettable night of philanthropy and community and play it forward for adolescent health!

This highly anticipated annual event brings together a diverse group of high-profile individuals from the worlds of sport, entertainment, and global health, raising over £1 million each year to directly support Grassroot Soccer’s life-saving work with young people across the globe.

Game-Changer Award:

Honouring the TV series Ted Lasso for leveraging the power of soccer to raise awareness about mental health, reduce stigma, and celebrate mental well-being.

Honouring the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) in recognition of their global commitment to mental health. 


About the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $3.7 billion through over 5,300 grants to nonprofit organizations in more than 130 countries around the world. Learn more at


Check out highlights from last year's Gala below!