TT Dream Building Fund powered by GSD

Call for projects opens from 1 August to 29 September 2021

What is the Dream Building Fund powered by GSD?

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 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.

Grand 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:

  1. 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
  2. A solution that uses Table Tennis as a tool to transform this problem
  3. A registered organisation overseeing the project
  4. 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!

Submission deadline: 29 September 2021

Our Selection Process

Our Approach

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:

Got a great project? Apply now!

Share your dream with us and let us see how we can help!

To help us understand your project and visions better, please have the following document ready when and filled before proceeding to the Application Form.

Please read the Application Guidelines, or scroll to the top of the page and watch our step-by-step explanation video.

  • Proof of a legally registered entity or copy of your statutes. We accept .doc / .docx / .pdf / .jpeg / .png
  • Official letter of support: From National Association, local development agency, government, embassy, National Olympic or Paralympic Committee, partner organisation, community centre, school. This should clear state their relationship to you and include the contact details. We accept .doc / .docx / .pdf / .jpeg / .png
  • Child Protection Policy: Required when your project involves working with children, and we accept .doc / .docx / .pdf / .jpeg / .png
  • Basic Project Frame
  • Budget Forecast
  • Elevator Pitch video: We accept .mpeg4 / .MOV / .AVI / .WMV / .FLV

Have all the document ready? Fill out the Application Form and apply now!


Find out about selected candidates from previous editions:

- DBF 2020 selected projects

- DBF 2019 selected projects

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