Female Participation Grant

BWF Female Participation Grant

The BWF Female Participation Grant offers opportunities for female athletes to apply for financial support to attend and be Internationally Classified at a number of BWF sanctioned International tournaments annually. The grant supports the BWFs goal to increase female participation in Para badminton across all sport classes.

How to Apply

The BWF will call for applications on an annual basis between October and December. Applicant organisations are asked to complete a simple application form for each athlete.

Since 2017, the BWF has provided scholarships to over 70 female athletes from more than 40 countries

To be considered to receive a female participation grant from the BWF, athletes must meet the following criteria:

  • Be affiliated to their National Badminton Federation / National Para Badminton Federation / National Paralympic Committee
  • Be eligible to be internationally classified by the BWF in one of the six Para badminton Sport Classes (WH1, WH2, SL3, SL4, SU5 & SH6)
  • Participate in structured badminton training on a weekly basis (minimum)

Successful applicants will be selected and may receive a full or partial grant to allow them to attend and be Internationally Classified at a BWF sanctioned International tournament in the present year.

The application process for the BWF Female Participation Grant 2021 is CLOSED.

For more information, please kindly contact John Shearer, BWF Senior Development Manager [email protected]