Harnessing the Sports
Blockchain for Social Change
We’ve teamed up with Common Goal, football’s biggest philanthropic movement, to help them drive greater social change. And, through Socios.com Supports, the social impact arm of our pioneering fan engagement and rewards app, we’re helping to create new opportunities for people in their local communities by empowering young adults and removing barriers.
Common Goal unites the global football community to drive social change in critical areas including Racial Justice, Mental Health, Gender Equity, LGBTQ+ inclusion and Climate Change. We’ve teamed up with them to increase their impact with a long-term plan that includes:
- Using Chiliz Chain to deliver more on-chain transactions and increase transparency.
- Delivering Web3 communities where Common Goal can build direct relationships with fans.
- Committing 1% of all future Fan Token Offering (FTO®) revenue from Socios.com.
The One Shirt Pledge asked players to donate matchworn shirts to be sold at auction through our partners Matchwornshirt.com with all proceeds going to Common Goal.
More than 30 items were donated, with Common Goal co-founder Juan Mata, Socios.com Supports ambassador Jermaine Jenas and stars including Victor Osimhen, Giorgio Chiellini and Christian Romero pledging. We provided proof of authenticity on-chain and added NFC chips, including video pledges from the players, to every item as this milestone campaign raised over €16k for the Common Goal fund.
Starting in the Premier League, Socios.com Supports is pledging more than €2M over the 2023/24 & 2024/25 seasons to back partner initiatives, investing in causes and projects that remove barriers and encourage people to be part of their local communities, focusing on three key areas; Mental Health, Inclusion and Life Chances for young adults.
Jermaine Jenas and Dame Sarah Storey
As Brand Ambassadors, Dame Sarah Storey, the most decorated British Paralympian of all time and Jermaine Jenas, an ex-England international footballer and Premier League star, advise and advocate for Socios.com Supports, using their influence to raise awareness.
Partners & Programmes
Manchester City Foundation
City in the Community - City Careers and City Ready
City careers is an 8-week programme, targeting under-supported groups, that will offer unemployed young persons a flexible course that will act as a pathway to employment, apprenticeship or training. City Ready will help young persons serving prison sentences improve their aspirations, confidence and employability.
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
Helping over-50s in North London get back into the workplace with one to one guidance, group activities and training .
Aston Villa Foundation
Villa Catering Van
Transforming a crime scene investigation van into a state-of the art food catering and education facility. The van will host work experience for aspiring caterers and offer programmes to boost local knowledge of nutrition.
Crystal Palace Foundation
Palace for Life - Game ON
Game ON is an employability programme that helps young people take the next step in their career with guidance, training and practical steps.
Everton in the Community – The People’s Place and the Socios.com Supports Bike Library
The People’s Place, a purpose built facility providing a wide range of activities to improve mental health across the community. In line with this commitment, we are also supporting through the introduction of the Socios.com Supports Bike Library which provides Everton in the Community participants access to bikes to improve mental and physical health.
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR)
Socios.com Supports has partnered with GBWR to back the sports’s continued growth and raise the profile of wheelchair rugby, with the goal of increasing participation and helping secure more podium finishes at major tournaments.
See our ambassador, Jermaine Jenas, cheerful, but a ‘little sore’ after being given a lesson in the sport and taking some heavy hits along the way!