Offer assistance to a National Federation or a Continental Confederation in order to strengthen their operational structure, with the purpose to enhance the overall level of efficiency and organisation of the respective sport/ management structure.
Each National Federation or Continental Confederation is eligible to beneficiate from this support grant. Nevertheless, priority will be given to whichever applicant can demonstrate that the basic structure of the organisation is weak but has a clear potential for development.
This programme offers, to a National Federation or a Continental Confederation, a support to be used for the improvement of the operational structure of their organisation.
The grants allocated to the context of this programme can be used to cover the costs/expenses related to the following items:
Each National Federation, with the support of its Continental Confederation, or a Continental Confederation itself, can apply for a grant to the WBSC. This grant should be considered as a limited financial support for the improvement of the structure in place of the organisation itself.
In order to allow sufficient time for analysis, the official application form must be presented no later than 6 months prior to the start of the proposed project. The following information must be included on the application form:
In case the National Federation or the Continental Confederation intends to suggest hiring a specific person, or freelancer, or company, the following information is also needed:
Analysis and Approval
The WBSC (with the support of the Continental Confederation, in case the request has been presented by a National Federation) will analyse the application and will inform the National Federation or the Continental Confederation within 60 days from the submission, on whether the above has been approved, denied or needs further analysis. In case of approval the WBSC will also inform the counterpart of the amount allocated.
Depending on the request, the WBSC may suggest, from time to time, alternative ways of reaching the purpose and possibly assist the National Federation or Continental Confederation, by allocating WBSC personnel for a restricted span of time, or by granting the use of software, machineries, equipment or intellectual properties of the WBSC itself.
The application must be complemented by a cost breakdown document, which must include all the items, and the respective requested amounts, relating to the following costs:
Follow-up and Control
During the programme, the National Federation or the Continental Confederation must maintain constant contact with the WBSC.
Depending on the duration of the project, the National Federation or the Continental Confederation will periodically report to the WBSC (and the Continental Confederation in case of a request granted to a National Federation) on the implementation of the programme including any problems, which may arise.
At the conclusion of the project, the National Federation or the Continental Confederation must present, as soon as possible, the following documents to the WBSC (and the Continental Confederation in case of a request granted to a National Federation):