Youth Development Fund

The Youth Development Fund (YDF) is a FIBA Europe program aimed to support eligible youth basketball projects and the participation of youth national teams of the 50 European National Federations. 

To participate in the YDF program, each federation-applicant must meet the eligibility criteria set by the Board of FIBA Europe.

All projects are developed in partnership between FIBA Europe and the National Federation and, therefore co-funded with FIBA Europe providing 70% of the funds and the federation 30%.

Eligibility criteria:

Conditions Comments
Application form FIBA Europe YDF application form
Duration of the project Two years
Target group U14 age category
Main goal TO ATTRACT & RECRUIT NEW PLAYERS
Projects examples Grassroots events, basketball promotion in schools, mini-basketball activities, coaching and education, new competition for youth teams
Number of projects Maximum of 2 projects
Co-financing FIBA YDF will finance max. 2/3 of the total eligible costs. The maximum amount to receive per year, per country is € 40,000. 

The YDF projects present an excellent opportunity for all European National Federations to attract new youngsters to basketball and raise awareness about our sport across the continent. Involving the schools, local clubs, communities and targeting the U13 age group, girls and boys, is a key focus of the program that will bring more players and fans to basketball.

To find more information on existing YDF projects, click here.