The AFF is seeking submissions from veteran fencers who wish to access support from the Specialized Fencing Veterans Support Endowment ("VSE"), which was established by the International Charitable Foundation "For the Future of Fencing" in 2012.
The VSE's primary goal is to provide fencing veterans with medical assistance and to improve their conditions of living.
The VSE is currently allocating the fund and seeks applications from National Federations for the support of eligible fencing veterans, in accordance with the following priorities:
* to provide fencing veterans with access to medical services (complete or partial financing of expensive treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, medication etc);
* to provide fencing veterans with access to medical insurance (complete or partial financing of medical insurance costs); and
* to assist fencing veterans in complicated circumstances (e.g. insufficient funds for living, major home repairs etc.).
In line with the above, applications should be directed towards significant, unusual expenses incurred by veteran fencers, rather than ordinary costs incurred in the course of their fencing career.