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Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport

Established in 2008, the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport assists States Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport to develop and implement anti-doping projects.

Providing practical and technical support, the Fund has three priorities: 

  • education projects focusing on youth and sport organizations, 
  • policy advice, and 
  • mentoring and capacity-building. 

Since 2008, financial assistance has been provided to 218 national and regional projects all over the world, translating into more than $4.2 million of investment in 108 countries.



States Parties are eligible to apply for either national (US$ 35,000) or regional (US$ 95,000) project grants. 

See also


Applications to the Fund

Funding eligibility

  • Only States Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport can submit applications to the Fund.
  • All requests must be made by the National Commission for UNESCO or a designated government channel (e.g. Ministry in charge of sport).
  • A single request for funding may be submitted by a State Party each biennium.
  • Applications for national projects should not exceed US$ 35,000. Applications for sub-regional, inter-regional or regional project should not exceed US$ 95,000.
  • The Fund cannot cover the entire costs of the project. All applicants must make some form of financial and/or non-financial contribution to the project. 
  • States Parties applying to the Fund must submit national reports as required under Article 31 of the Convention (through the Anti-Doping Logic system, prior to each session of the Conference of Parties).
  • More information on the application process


How to develop your proposal?

Application forms

National Application Form
available in English | French | Spanish

Regional Application Form
This application form is for sub-regional, inter-regional or regional projects. It must be accompanied by letters of support from at least three partner countries.
available in English | French | Spanish

Regional Project Letter of Support
At least three letters of support should be provided from governments involved in sub-regional, inter-regional or regional projects.
Available in: PDF format: English | French // Word format: English | French

Reporting forms

Evaluation Report
An evaluation report must be submitted at the end of every project cycle. The report should present the results of the activities financed and outcomes achieved.
available in English | French | Spanish

Financial Statement
An itemized and certified financial statement must be submitted at the end of every project, alongside all original supporting documentation (invoices, receipts…).
available in English | French | Spanish


Approval Committee

The Fund’s Approval Committee comprises six States Party representatives, elected every two years by the Conference of Parties based on equitable geographical distribution, and a representative of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

The Committee usually meets twice a year to assess applications received. 

Composition 2020-2021 

  • Group I: Italy
  • Group II: Russian Federation
  • Group III: Barbados 
  • Group IV: India
  • Group Va: Zambia
  • Group Vb: United Arab Emirates (Chairperson: Dr Reema Alhosani)





The Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport is made up of voluntary contributions from UNESCO Member States, organizations and programmes of the United Nations system, other international organizations, private or public bodies and individuals, as well as revenue from fundraising activities. 

Since 2018, pursuant to Resolution 6CP/10, States Parties are invited to make annual voluntary contributions amounting to at least 1% of their contribution to UNESCO’s regular budget.

To make a contribution to the Voluntary Fund, please contact the Secretariat of the Convention at

States Parties contributors

Côte d'Ivoire

New Zealand
Republic of Korea

Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
United Arab Emirates


Annual financial reports

To ensure an open and transparent administration of the Fund, UNESCO provides annual itemized certified statements of revenue and expenditure.