The Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant is available to 1,000 athletes to support the cost of accommodation during training, qualification tournaments, and rest and recovery periods.

The USD 2,000 grant can be used to book Airbnb stays around the world, which will help ease the financial strain of travel and allow you to focus on your performance.

Scroll down to the “Eligibility criteria” section below to find out if you meet the eligibility criteria and to complete the application form.

To be eligible you must:


Be currently competing at an elite level under an IOC or IPC recognized federation within a sport that is part of the official programme of the Olympic or Paralympic Games Paris 2024 / Milano-Cortina 2026.


Not be currently serving sanctions for a contravention of the Olympic Charter or the IPC Handbook, any doping-related offense or any other act against the integrity of sports competitions (e.g. match fixing).


Be legally eligible to create an Airbnb account and receive Athlete Travel Support Credits from Airbnb. Airbnb users must be 18+ years of age.

The following are not eligible to apply to the Programme:

Directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, advertisers and agents, including those of subsidiaries or affiliates of Airbnb, the IOC, and the IPC (collectively, “Released Parties”), and the members of their immediate families or households (including without limitation spouse, their partner, housemates, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren).

Competition partners of Paralympic athletes are eligible to receive a grant, too. For more information, refer to the full T&Cs.

Applications are open until 16:00 CET/ 10:00 EST on 20 December 2023.

The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Airbnb, recognise the importance of feeling at home while training on the road. Airbnb accommodation fits your unique needs as athletes by allowing you to stay close to where you train and compete. Staying in homes equipped with a kitchen, laundry facilities and other amenities allows you to focus on your personal, physical and mental health in order to compete at your best.

Launched in 2021, the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant was created exclusively to support elite athletes on their journeys to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We are offering up to 1,000 athletes a USD 2,000 Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant to book accommodation on Airbnb that aligns with your needs and values during the most important moments of your sporting careers.

If it wasn’t for the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant, I wouldn’t have been able to race in Spain – and I wouldn’t have that bronze medal.
To be able to spend a little bit more money at the most important times of the year for me was really valuable. It made a massive difference to my performance.
The Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant helped enormously with covering the costs of our ski trips. It took so much pressure off.
Thanks to Airbnb, I had the opportunity to rent a house in a rural and quiet environment where I could meditate, calm myself and begin the Games fully motivated.
We have used Airbnb for all of our accommodation this year and find it super easy to use when booking houses from the other side of the world, and it makes the process very easy and safe. It has been so nice to have this support for our campaign, and this has helped us a lot to be able to focus just on our training and competing towards the Paris 2024 Olympics!
What is the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant?

The aim of the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant programme is to provide accommodation support to eligible athletes selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Accommodation support will be provided in the form of a USD 2,000 Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant, which can be applied towards Airbnb stays. 

How do I apply?

Visit application form  during the application period indicated on Athlete365 to apply and to view the programme terms and conditions (the “Terms”). 

Is the Travel Grant open to Paralympians as well as Olympians?

Yes, it is open to Olympians, Paralympians and also elite athletes currently competing under an IOC or International Paralympic Committee (IPC)recognised federation in a sport that is part of the official programme for the Olympic or Paralympic Games Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026. 

Athlete Competition Partners supporting a Paralympic athlete are only eligible to receive the grant as part of the application of the athlete they support. The athlete must indicate the competition partner they compete with and their relevant information in the application form.

The definition of Athlete Competition Partner as per the IPC Accreditation Guide: “Athlete competition partners are persons without an eligible impairment whose participation is essential to guiding, piloting and directing athletes in designated sport classes that require such assistance during competition”. Only one competition partner per athlete can be indicated.

The grants can’t be reassigned and only the athlete competition partner indicated in the application form is eligible. If the application is selected, both athlete and athlete competition partner must have an Airbnb account and will each receive a USD 2,000 grant.

How will recipients be selected to receive the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant?

Each year, members of the IOC administration will select up to 1,000 recipients based on the personal statement provided in each individual’s application and other criteria set out in the Terms that reflect the programme’s aim to support elite athletes in need. The applicants’ geographical locations and the sports they compete in will also be considered to ensure diversity across the pool of recipients.  

How will I be notified if I am selected to receive the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant?

Within eight weeks of the application closing date, Athletes that are selected to receive the Grant will be notified via an email from Following this notification, Airbnb will send a link to all selected athletes inviting and instructing them to accept their Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant by adding it to their Airbnb Account.

How long do I have to use the grant?

The Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant will expire 12 months after the email instructions and invitation to accept the grant is sent.

How can I apply my Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant to a reservation?

Your Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant will be automatically applied to a reservation when you are ready to book. If you do not want to use your grant for that booking, you can remove the grant at checkout and elect to apply it to a later booking. 

Can I use the grant across multiple trips?

 Yes, you can use the grant for accommodation over multiple trips. 

What if I have questions about how to complete my application?

Please contact with questions about your application. 

I got a detail wrong on my application. Can I resubmit it?

Please contact to get further information. 

The deadline to apply has passed and I didn't realise. Can I still apply?

We receive an overwhelming number of applications and are unfortunately not able to accept any applications after the closing date.  

My grant has expired or is expiring soon. Can I have the expiration date extended?

Unfortunately we cannot re-issue credit, extend a credit expiration date or issue new credit. But you can use existing credit to book a trip with a check-in after the expiration date (as long as booking occurs before the expiration date).   

What is Airbnb and how does it work?

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home. Since then, every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way. To learn how Airbnb works, here.

How do I create an Airbnb account?

If you don’t have an Airbnb account yet, you can sign up for one at 

What are Airbnb's standards and expectations?

To help keep Airbnb’s community safe and trusted, we’ve published our standards and expectations for all Hosts and travellers. All Airbnb users must also agree to the Airbnb Terms of Service. 

Is Airbnb an Olympic and Paralympic partner?

In September 2019, Airbnb signed a nine-year, five-Games partnership with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, becoming a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner in the exclusive category of “Unique Accommodation Products and Unique Experiences Services” until 2028. This partnership encompasses five Olympic and Paralympic Games and is focused on supporting athletes and sport around the world as part of the TOP partnership programme. You can find more information about Airbnb’s partnership with the IOC and IPC here.

I am a wheelchair user. Is there accommodation that I can use or an Experience that I can do?

Yes! When searching for accommodation, you can use Airbnb’s search filters to exclusively view properties with wheelchair friendly features, including “step-free” entryways and passages, wide doorways, bathroom bars and chairs, and more. All property accessibility information is provided by the Airbnb Host and reviewed by Airbnb. When searching for an Experience to try, you can similarly select filters to show only Experiences with no stairs or steps, mainly level ground, accessible parking and more.   

I have a question about redeeming my Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant; is there someone I can contact?

Please contact 


Since becoming a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner in 2019, Airbnb has committed to providing travel options that are economically empowering, socially inclusive, and environmentally sustainable. This includes accommodation provisions that will reduce costs for Organising Committees and stakeholders, minimise the need for the construction of new accommodation infrastructure for the Olympic and Paralympic Games period, and generate direct revenue for local hosts and communities. Working together with the International Paralympic Committee, Airbnb will also promote accommodation that supports accessibility for people with disabilities or other accessibility needs.