LAUSANNE, Switz., Dec. 16, 2022—The FIE has announced the final applicants of the Donate Your Fencing Gear! (DYFG) programme for 2023, including Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Senegal. Each year, national federations are called to bid to receive equipment donations from the FIE, generously provided by athletes and manufacturers, to support specific solidarity/development projects or fencing communities in need and living in challenging or disadvantaged environments.
The bids received will be evaluated by the FIE and recipients will be announced.
Equipment is received each year by the FIE from donors at the Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships (to be held next in April, 2023 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria) and Senior Fencing World Championships (to be held next in July, 2023 in Milan, Italy). Direct distribution of the equipment to beneficiaries is organised at the World Championships.
As part of the application process, national federations that bid present how the equipment would be used to benefit fencers and/or projects where limited fencing gear is available due to cost or other limitations.
More information about the DYFG programme is available here on the FIE website.