Eltham MP Clive Efford promotes the Kick It Out campaign alongside the South London Special League
A key objective of the One Game, One Community weeks of action is to engage and help build partnerships with groups excluded from the game.
In the past community groups have found innovative and effective ways to use the period to tackle issues relevant to their communities, such as issues of community conflict or areas of discrimination.
Many groups have used the weeks of action as a launch pad to greater things building on the opportunities the weeks present to approach and build links with local professional clubs and County FAs.
Here are some other ideas:
> Develop a series of events for young people to highlight positive role models
> Invite a current or former professional footballer to an event to celebrate the diversity of football in your area
> Arrange for members of your local community to attend an FA coach education course
> Organise a prize giving ceremony for ethnic minority footballing groups to recognise community achievement
Local authorities are asked to play a facilitative role in assisting community involvement in the weeks.
Supporting groups with additional materials needed for their activities, and help in making links with professional sports clubs in the area are all important things local authorities can do.
Once the weeks are over you may also want to assist with fundraising to sustain and develop projects.
If you are planning your own Black History Month project think about links that could be made with the weeks. Kick It Out may be able to offer some resources for display during the period.