It is understood that the HatTrick aid program is one of the solidarity and development programs established by sports organizations. It was launched after the European Football Championship held in Portugal in 2004. The aid program invests most of the UEFA Champions League income in football development in three different ways, such as investment, education and knowledge sharing. By 2024, HatTrick plans to provide 2.6 billion euros for its member associations.
HatTrick’s funds are usually allocated to national football associations as operating expenses and help develop football. However, in view of the negative influence of Covid-19 on the football development of various associations, UEFA decided to allow each association to set its own priorities.
UEFA President Aleksander ?eferin said: "Our sport is facing unprecedented challenges brought by Covid-19. Uefa wants to help its members respond in a way that suits their specific situation. Therefore, we are willing to pay up to 4.3 million euros for each member association, which can be used as our member associations to rebuild the football community. "
"I believe this is a responsible decision to the best of our ability, and I am proud of the unity shown by football throughout the crisis. There is no doubt that football will eventually return to normal. When that time comes, football must be prepared. " He said.