Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

BWF Membership Grant Programme: Supporting the Development of Badminton

As part of our ongoing commitment to the growth and development of badminton worldwide, Carnegiecentre is proud to announce the BWF Membership Grant Programme. This program offers tailored support to Member Associations, helping them advance the sport within their respective countries.

Recognizing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it has imposed on international travel and activities, the BWF has made adjustments to the 2020 edition of the Membership Grant Programme. We aim to address the pressing needs of Member Associations during these unprecedented times, with a focus on a ‘Back to Badminton’ theme. Our ultimate goal is to fully implement the program in 2021, provided the circumstances permit.

Supporting Capacity Building

David Cabello, Chair of the BWF Development & Sport For All Committee, explains the significance of the Membership Grants Programme: “The program is designed to support capacity building of Member Associations, which is one of the five strategic priorities outlined in the BWF Strategic Plan.”

In addition, the program complements the existing grants provided by the BWF for regional development to the five Continental Confederations.

Recently, we issued 130 Membership Grant Agreement letters to Member Associations who had completed and submitted the Activity Support Budget 2020 document. These letters outline the funding and support we will provide to them. We view this as a valuable exercise and are excited to witness the outcomes over the next 12 months.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF News

Tailored Support for Member Associations

The BWF has employed three key tools to determine the support offered to each Member Association:

  • Priorities highlighted by Member Associations through the BWF Membership Questionnaire
  • Areas of development highlighted through the BWF Categorization Tool
  • Areas of development highlighted by the Continental Confederations

The online Membership Questionnaire, available in English, Spanish, and French, was completed on 31 January 2020. It examined various areas, including Governance and Administration, Communication and Marketing, Participation, Events, High Performance, Priorities, and Support.

Based on the questionnaire responses, the BWF introduced a new Membership Categorization system, providing an objective overview of the level of development within each Member Association. This classification helps identify areas of strength and areas that require further development in each country.

The BWF will release the funds to Member Associations in early November, and support activities will be delivered over the next six months. The total value of the investment into this project is an impressive US$6 million.

BWF News

FAQs

How can Member Associations benefit from the BWF Membership Grant Programme?

Member Associations can benefit from tailored support and funding opportunities through the BWF Membership Grant Programme. This program assists them in developing badminton within their countries and advancing their capabilities in various areas, such as governance, administration, communication, marketing, participation, events, and high performance.

How does the BWF determine the support offered to each Member Association?

The BWF utilizes three key tools to determine the support offered to each Member Association: priorities highlighted through the BWF Membership Questionnaire, areas of development highlighted through the BWF Categorization Tool, and areas of development highlighted by the Continental Confederations. These tools help ensure that the support provided is tailored to the specific needs and goals of each Member Association.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF News

When will the funds be released to Member Associations?

The funds will be released to Member Associations in early November. Through the Membership Grant Programme, the BWF will deliver support activities over the next six months to assist Member Associations in their development efforts.

Conclusion

At Carnegiecentre, we are committed to supporting the growth and development of badminton worldwide. The BWF Membership Grant Programme is a testament to our dedication, offering tailored support and funding opportunities to Member Associations. By focusing on capacity building and addressing the current challenges posed by the pandemic, we aim to strengthen the sport of badminton and empower Member Associations to thrive. Together, let’s take badminton to new heights!