The ITTF Foundation and its partner The Foundation of 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 beneficiaries of these projects are therefore, not based on table tennis performance but rather its contribution towards one of the 17 UNSDGs.
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
Theory of Change
Dream Building Fund
Value in Kind
Changes in Knowledge, Skills or Attitudes
Change in Community Behaviour
Systematic and Policy Changes
Sustainable Development Goal
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 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 they 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
Any legally established and locally recognized non-profit, table tennis, sport, or social organization with a project of bringing about positive change in its local or regional environment through the means of table tennis. The ITTF Foundation cannot support individuals directly; the support must go through a supporting or legally established organisation which is able to receive the grant.
Must have a social/humanitarian impact goal, linked to a UN SDG (or target group)
Must involve Table Tennis as a tool for change
Must have a point of contact who speaks English and has access to internet
Must have the capacity to carry out regular reporting in English
Must have a registered organisation overseeing the project
Must make a case for its needs and answer the question why they need support (coaching, equipment, communication, event etc.)
Will to use social media and work with the Dream Building Fund to develop the projects communication plan
Must fill in the application criteria by the deadline
Must demonstrate the capacity to contribute at least 10% (more will be a positive indication of the sustainability of the project) of the total sum of the Project
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