OLYMPIC solidarity

Grants for Athletes

Oceania athletes in the Olympic Movement have access to grants through various avenues. Athletes’ Commissions in every NOC are eligible for FJD2,000 per year for activities within their countries. This is administered by the ONOC Athletes’ Commission. For more on this grant, email the ONOC AC Commission

From IOC level, every NOC Athletes’ Commission now has access to an Annual Grant of USD10,000 called the NOC Athletes’ Commission Activity Grant.

Athletes are also eligible for a portfolio of Grants which the IOC and administers through Olympic Solidarity under World Programmes. In the new 2021 to 2024 Quadrennial, the grants are as follows:

Olympic Scholarships to Athletes

The Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “Tokyo 2020” programme was immediately extended by an additional year and an extra budget of USD 15,000,000 was allocated to cover the period from September 2020 to August 2021.

Postponement Subsidy for NOCs to support Preparation

A postponement subsidy was offered to the NOCs, meaning that an additional USD10,300,000 was added to the USD46,000,000 budget allocated for the programme of IOC Subsidies for NOCs' Participation in the Olympic Games Tokyo2020.

Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “Tokyo 2020”

This programme offers substantial assistance to elite international athletes nominated by their respective NOCs for their preparation and qualification for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020, paying attention to athletes and NOCs with limited financial means. This programme, available to all NOCs, was officially launched in September 2017 and will close in July 2021 (one year later than previously planned due to the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020).

Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “Beijing 2022”

This programme offers the NOCs the chance to provide their athletes with the support they need to prepare and attempt to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Its main goal is to improve the competitiveness of the Olympic Winter Games rather than to artificially expand the universality of these Games. Consequently, this programme is available only to NOCs that took part in the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang and has a strong winter sports tradition. The Olympic scholarships are available from 1 November 2019 until 28 February 2022.

Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “Paris 2024”

The programme is designed to assist elite athletes selected and proposed by their respective NOCs in their preparation and qualification for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024, with a focus on athletes and NOCs with the greatest needs. The programme is operational from 1 January 2022until 31 August 2024. The starting date in 2022 is due to the extension of the Tokyo scholarships.

Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “Milano-Cortina 2026”

The Scholarship Programme Milano-Cortina 2026 is designed to improve the competitiveness of the Olympic Winter Games rather than to artificially expand the universality of these Games. The programme is operational from 1 November 2023 to 28 February 2026.

Athletes Career Transition

This programme offers NOCs assistance to support athletes at various stages of their career through financial and supportive measures in view of a successful post athlete career.

NOC Athletes’ Commission Activities Grant

These grants empower athletes and contribute to the development of an effective global athletes’ representation network at national level by strengthening direct financial support for NOC Athletes Commission activities.

Forums for NOCs and their Athletes

It is to promote concepts and provide strategic and topical information and ideas to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and their athletes.

Special Projects

This fund is to respond to special requests from NOCs as a result of extraordinary or unexpected circumstances. It may also address “normal” situations and/or projects submitted by NOCs, which may not be covered through the general Olympic Solidarity programmes.


Please refer to the Factsheet