The Dream Building Fund powered by GSD is a biennial call for projects aiming to support initiatives that solve problems within their communities. The ITTF Foundation and its partner The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) provide financial and knowledge support to change makers, that wish to use table tennis as a tool to improve an aspect of human welfare in their local reality. The expected impact results for the people involved in these projects are therefore, not based on table tennis performance but rather its contribution towards one of the 17 UN SDGs.
Grant for individual projects ranges from EUR10,000 - 35,000.
The ITTF Foundation is to fund a total of approximately five projects this round. Each project should last for two to three years.
What do successful applicants receive?
The chance to take your first steps towards your dream to improve the situation or conditions in your community
The knowledge to use a fun, physical distancing - physical activity, to share and realise your dream
The support and guidance from ITTF Foundation and its partner GSD to develop your project
The opportunity to promote your project through ITTF Foundation channels
Access to a network and resources (not only the grant, but also: visibility, promotion, capacity building, equipment, monitoring and evaluation, transparency, and reporting on your impact)
Are you the change maker we have been looking for? Here is what you need:
A clear understanding of the problem you wish to solve in your local community - linked to one of the world's 17 most pressing problems
A solution that uses table tennis as a tool to transform this problem
A registered organisation overseeing the project
Share your dream with us: Fill out the application form and accompanying document
All it takes to apply: a dream and the motivation to take the first step to submit your application!
The Dream Building Fund powered by GSD is based on:
The idea of partnership where every stakeholder contributes to the success of the project
Theory of Change (ToC) as the methodology used for planning, participation and evaluation to promote social change
The project plan is therefore built together with successful applicants based on the following model: