Sport and Active Society

Sport for All 

United World Wrestling is committed to promote the sport of wrestling at all levels in every country, so that everyone who wants to practice wrestling can do so without any barrier.

United World Wrestling Sports for All Commission

Social Inclusion Programs and Refugee Projects


United Nations

United World Wrestling works closely with United Nations agencies, and intensively develops the contribution of wrestling to social development and peace.

In 2018, United World Wrestling has collaborated with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and supported the yearlong campaign in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

United World Wrestling has also signed the Sport Coalition Pledge initiated by the UN Refugee Agency and IOC, and welcomed refugee athletes to compete at the highest international level.

United World Wrestling and Partners Hosted “Wrestling 4 All Open Day” in South Africa


Funding for Grassroots Level Wrestling Projects

United World Wrestling supports Grassroot Level Wrestling Development Programmes around the world.

Limited funds are available for projects that best fit development needs. A maximum of CHF 10’000.- can be allocated to an approved project. Only the projects sanctioned by UWW-affiliated National Federations are taken into account.

National Federations submit the following documents to UWW's Development Department : 

Once the project has been approved, the following additional documents may be required within the set period of time :

  • Progress report
  • National Federation report of all incurred and justified expenditure.

Following approval, UWW transfers a 50% advance of the total budget allocated to the Federation for its project; the remaining 50% are transferred following reception of the progress report.

Each completed candidacy will be thoroughly evaluated according to its qualities. Once launched, UWW will closely monitor the development of the project.

To discuss your project and gather information about the help that UWW may provide, do not hesitate to contact [email protected] 


United World Wrestling collaborates with the Olympafrica Foundation, that provides after-school wrestling training sessions.