National Federations' Project Support

National Federations' Project Support

The support from the IBU is divided into three parts


There are two different types of participation support:

  1. Participation support paid out connected to the number of athletes participating in the World Cup, IBU Cup and Junior Cup. 

  2. Event Participation Contribution - same principles as previously, but more clear and fixed contribution for participating NFs traveling overseas.


Team Performance Bonus (Formerly Activity Bonus)

Divided according to the NFs Total Score in WC, IC, JC. Of this sum, 55% based on World Cup, 25% IBU Cup, 20% Junior Cup (as per current procedure).

Reach Performance Bonus (Former PP Bonus)

50% to be divided among NFs with rights holders for IBU events on the basis of hours viewed per country. 50% to be divided among the NFs connected to digital reach (NFs, OCs reach on web and social media).

For the season 2021/2022, the old form of PP bonus will be paid out based on existing criteria, i.e. hosts of World Cup, OECH and JYWCH and hours viewed for NF for season 21/22.


National Federations development support


1. Build the capacity of existing members to better regulate, promote and develop the sport at a national level.

2. More activity by member federations.

3. Promotion of gender equality, sustainability and good governance.


1. Youth and Junior athletes development as a part of a long-term national strategy

The project aims to support national programmes focused on:

  • Identification and training of youth and junior athletes with regard to increasing the number of athletes at the national and international level.

  • Popularisation of biathlon among kids (minimum age of 12 years).

2. Biathlon expert support

  • Establishing a Youth and Junior Athletes Programme with the supervision of IBU

  • Advice on IBU Rules & Guidelines and Governance

3. Support of training venues

4. NFs Partnerships

5. Dual Career

  • Athletes' involvement after sport career

6. Sustainable business development

  • Sustainability

  • Gender Equality and Diversity

7. Customised business development

The total amount of NF financial support has been increased by 27% during the financial year for 2022/2023, compared with 2021/2022.

Additional information can be found here - Report NF Presidents Meeting 2021


IBU support is intended as partial support (as opposed to full cost basis), is focused on structured and future-oriented long-term projects and programs, may be need-based, promotes cooperation among NFs, and requires reporting.

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Project applications must be submitted via IBU Scope.

Call for applications: 08th April 2022 until 23rd May 2022 NEW DEADLINE 31st of May

Duration of projects: 01st June 2022 to 31st March 2023

Review of applications: 19th and 20th June 2022

Announcement of results: 21st June 2022

For more information contact

Theresa Jost - IBU Development Project Coordinator