The Homeless World Cup Foundation (HWCF) will further develop the tournament with a £300,000 award from players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Over the next three years, the funds will also help to support their international network, helping people who are experiencing homelessness in over 70 countries around the world.

HWCF is a unique, pioneering charity which uses football to inspire people who are homeless to change their own lives. They operate through a network of national partners to support impactful street football programmes.

HWCF provides a focus for - and celebration of - the year-round activity of its national partners by organising and delivering an annual, world-class, international football tournament for national teams of men and women who are homeless.

Ryan Mackie, CEO of HWCF, said, "We are delighted to receive this fantastic award from players of People's Postcode Lottery. The funding will enable us to continue to develop the Homeless World Cup annual tournament, generate increased income and better measure our impact. All of which will help us support our partners and people who are homeless around the world."

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "I am really pleased that players are able to support such a great cause which is working hard to transform the lives of homeless men and women all over the world."

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The Homeless World Cup Foundation helps people experiencing homelessness in more than 70 countries