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 There are four Olympic Solidarity programmes that any of the CEV Member National Federations can apply and benefit from:
  • The Team Support Grant programme
  • The Development of National Sports Structure programme
  • The Technical Course for Coaches programme
  • The Scholarship for Coaches programme

All the above-listed programmes represent a great asset in the development of volleyball and Beach Volleyball, and we would like to encourage all CEV Member National Federations to apply to them at any time of the year and independently from one programme to the other.

In order to benefit from those programmes, CEV’s National Federations must apply via their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) - Guidelines and applications forms are available on this page and we as CEV Development Department are happy to assist you in drafting projects.

As FIVB plays a central role in evaluating, approving and coordinating all volleyball-related Olympic Solidarity programmes, we will make sure that all programs that serve the further promotion and growth of our sport will be positively evaluated.

Team Support Grant

The objective of this programme is to offer financial assistance to a maximum of one national team (Youth or Senior, Men or Women) per National Olympic Committee (NOC) to prepare and participate in regional, continental or world level competitions with an objective of qualify for the Olympic Games. Only one National Team per NOC (all Olympic Team Sports combined) can benefit from the Team Support Grant programme for this current four-year plan, and only team sports (including Volleyball) are eligible for this programme.

Development of National Sports Structure

The main objective of this programme is to develop a coaching structure with a mid- to long-term action plan.

This in turn will provide assistance to the National Federation for:

  • Establishing a national coaching certification system
  • Establishing coherent and realistic long term development plans
  • Training local coaches by organising local and regional courses
  • Training human resources susceptible to continuing the work beyond the term of the project
  • Putting in place talent identification programmes

Concretely, the programme consists of the visit of a FIVB Expert for a period of time ranging from three to six months.

Depending on specific needs and the budget available, it is possible that the external expert’s mission is divided into short term visits rather than one long term period. For example: assessment (visit 1), implementation (visit 2) and follow-up (visit 3).

A local person from the National Federation must be responsible for the management of the project and for insuring the continuity of development activities after the end of the programme.


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