FIDE Development Fund 2023 is now open

Dear Chess Friends

PDC is happy to announce that the 2023 FIDE Development Fund cycle is now open for submissions of funding requests by National Chess Federations, Continents, Affiliated Organizations, FIDE Commissions and, starting this year, FIDE zones.

The submission period is open until 31 October 2023.

Beneficiaries may submit their funding requests or questions about the process to FIDE PDC (

This year, the cycle is starting a bit later than initially planned, as a result of evolutions in the documents to be used. We wanted to make the process smoother and get better connected with applicants.

Beneficiaries have to use the new documents for their applications.

A webinar is planned on Friday 31 March, to explain the process and illustrate with examples the application process, highlight priorities and PDC vision on funding applications. For those who may not be able to attend, it will be recorded and the video posted on the PDC website.

Looking forward to supporting your development projects!

Laurent FREYD
Planning and Development Commission