Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport
UNESCO can provide financial assistance to governments (States Parties) to help them develop or implement effective anti-doping programs in accordance with the International Convention against Doping in Sport. There is over USD $2.6 Million in the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport which was created for this purpose.
The first session of the Conference of Parties identified three areas for the investment of the Fund. Education projects focusing on young people and sports organizations is the first priority area. Such is the importance given to anti-doping education, it was agreed that half of the Fund should be allocated to this area.
Secondly, States Parties can apply for assistance with policy advice. This is a relatively broad term which encompasses the development of legislation, regulation, policies and administrative practices for the purposes of complying with the Convention.
The third priority is mentoring and capacity development programs, essentially for least developed or low income States Parties.
These priorities remain in place until the next session of the Conference of Parties.
UNESCO has published a Handbook [PDF, 2 MB] outlining the administration and management of the Fund. It explains the application process and includes application forms and other model documents.
- Eligibility for funding
- Making an application
- Contributing to the Fund
- Annual financial reports
- Investing in clean sport (149 projects)
To make a contribution to the voluntary Fund, please contact us.
- Leaflet on Fund [PDF], also available in French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese
- Applying to UNESCO’s Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport - Tips & Tricks [PDF], also available in French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese
- Final Report of the Approval Committee [PDF], UNESCO, Paris, 23 May 2014
- Final Report of the Approval Committee [PDF], UNESCO, Paris, 17 September 2013
For 2014-2015, the Approval Committee for the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in sport comprises Finland, the Russian Federation, Mexico, Japan, Kuwait and Zambia.Back to top