Amsterdam | 15 - 17 November 2023

Dame Design Award Charity

Each year the combined registration fees for the DAME Awards are donated to a nominated charity, as a way for the METSTRADE community to give something back to society. The METSTRADE Exhibition Committee selects a charity to receive the funds each year. This can be either a single charity or two charities. In 2022 the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee decided that the DAME proceeds would be donated to World Sailing Trust.

2022 DAME Charity

Charities interested in receiving the funds raised by the 2023 DAME Awards product entries are able to submit their applications before May 1st, 2023. For questions, please contact us via


2022 Charity: World Sailing Trust

The World Sailing Trust is a global charity established to support sailing in all its forms. We work to promote participation and access, support young sailing athletes and safeguard our waters for future generations.

World Sailing Trust is the official charity affiliated to World Sailing, the global governing body of the sport. It was established in 2018 and works on projects within two main focus areas - People and Plane, promoting participation and access to sailing and safeguarding the planet’s waters for future generations.


DAME Charities over the years (2008-2021)

2021: Blue Marine Foundation - To Protect Our Ocean

2019: Sailing4Handicaps & The Little Optimist

2018: The Blue Marine Foundation & Wetwheels Foundation

2017: Sailing Kids & VOKK

2016: AMREF Flying Doctors*

2015: Sailability

2014: AMREF Flying Doctors*

2013: Sailability & Freedom Waters

2012: AMREF Flying Doctors*

2011: Stichting Sailing Kids

2010: Whisper Boat Building Academy

2009: AMREF Flying Doctors 2008: International Federation of Disabled Sailing (IFDS)

* From 2012 to 2016, AMREF Flying Doctors, the international charity supported by RAI Amsterdam - received the DAME donation every other year.