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Agitos Foundation - EUR 650,000 of Paralympic Funding via Grant Support Program


  • Published: 2014-07-23 : Author: The International Paralympic Committee : Contact: www.Paralympic.org
  • Synopsis: Agitos Foundation announces 28 IPC Member organizations around the world to receive EUR 650,000 of funding through the Grant Support Program.

The International Paralympic Committee's development arm, the Agitos Foundation, on Wednesday (23 July) announced that 28 IPC Member organizations from around the world will receive EUR 650,000 of funding through the second edition of its hugely successful Grant Support Program.

The program, launched in 2013, aims to support the development of both summer and winter para-sports through funding projects from National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), Regional Organizations (ROs), International Federations (IFs) and International Organizations of Sports for the Disabled (IOSDs).

This year, the Agitos Foundation called for applications for projects seeking to improve the support, training and competition needs required at every stage of a para-athlete's career.

There was also a move towards encouraging applications from NPCs and Regional Organizations looking to work collaboratively and therefore improve networking between countries and regions.

Director of the Agitos Foundation, Georg Schlachtenberger, said: "We are delighted that 76 member organizations, applied to the Grant Support Program this year.

"It is the biggest of all our development activities and has already had a major impact on para-sport within less than one year after the launch of the first edition.

"The quality of the applications in 2014 was incredibly high and the selection process hugely competitive, which highlights the great desire of our Membership to build development activities in their regions."

Activities funded this year include:

A full list of the successful projects can be found below:

NPCs and ROs

IFs and IOSDs

Of the EUR 650,000 that was set aside for the 2014 edition, 200,000 has been pledged to IFs and IOSDs and 450,000 to NPCs and ROs.

Information about the Agitos Foundation, including updates and stories on current Grant Support Program activities, can be found at www.paralympic.org/agitos-foundation

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