To provide assistance to National Federation (NFs) and/or Continental Confederations (CCs) to promote baseball and softball throughout all levels of society, particularly as a means to foster social inclusion and health awareness.
All National Federations and Continental Confederations may benefit from this programme. Nevertheless, priority will be given to whichever applicant can demonstrate that the basic sports structure is weak but has a clear potential for development.
The WBSC may accept one request per year per National Federation and one per Continental Confederation.
The scope of the project is to implement sport activities, related to baseball and/or softball, aimed mostly to young people with an educational element. The support given by the WBSC, can be mainly considered for the following activities:
In order to allow sufficient time for analysis the official application form must be presented no later than 3 months prior to the start of the proposed activity. The following information must be included on the application form:
Analysis and Approval
The WBSC, with the support of the Continental Confederation in case of a request coming from a National Federation, will analyse the submission and will inform the National Federation or Continental Confederation within 60 days on whether the application has been approved, denied or needs further analysis.
Please note that the support given by the WBSC, in case the request is accepted, will be very limited and so must be considered as a contribution.
Once the initiative has been accepted, the contribution will be allocated as follows:
Follow-up and Control
The applicant must keep constant communication with the WBSC and will keep the same updated.
At the conclusion of the activity or programme, the National Federation or Continental Confederation must present the following document to the WBSC, as soon as possible: