Offer assistance or financial support to a Baseball and/or Softball academy or playing facility through its National Federation, with the support of the Continental Confederation, for the establishment of a new structure or the improvement of its current one, in order to be able to provide a higher quality service to the players involved.
Every Baseball, Softball and Baseball & Softball academy recognised/approved by the National Federation or playing facility of its own country may benefit from this support grant.
This programme offers to a Baseball and/or Softball academy or playing facility, through its National Federation and with the support of the Continental Confederation, assistance for the establishment of a new structure or the improvement of its current one.
The grants allocated to the context of this programme can be used to finance the following activities:
Each National Federation can make one proposal per year, on behalf of a specific Baseball and/or Softball academy or playing facility of the same country, for a grant to the WBSC. This grant is a limited financial support for the establishment of a new structure or for the improvement of the existing one with the final goal to provide a higher quality service for the players they aim to develop.
The following information must be included on the application form:
Analysis and Approval
The WBSC, with the support of the Continental Confederation, will analyse the action plan submitted and will inform the National Federation within 60 days from the submission, on whether the application has been approved, denied or needs further analysis. In case the WBSC officially approves the action plan and the budget to be allocated, this approval will be accompanied by an official contract, which should be signed by the NF and the legal representative of the academy or the playing facility chosen. The action plan may only commence when all the concerned parties (WBSC, NF, academy and/or playing facility owner), thus confirming their agreement upon the overall terms and conditions of the project, have signed the contract.
Depending on the application, the WBSC may opt for an alternative way of support, such as the provision of uniforms, equipment, experts, intellectual properties, machineries, etc.
Important: Any difference between the calculated budget and the amount allocated by the WBSC may be covered by eventual external assistance (Government, sponsors, Continental Confederation, etc.,).
The application must be complemented by a cost breakdown document, which must include all the items, and the respective requested amounts, such as:
Follow-up and Control
During the programme, the National Federation must maintain constant contact with the liaison of the organisation.
Depending on the duration of the project, the academy and/ or the owner of the playing facility will periodically report to the WBSC, the National Federation and the Continental Confederation on the implementation of the programme including any problems, which may arise (injury, accident, administrative, financial, disciplinary and bureaucratic difficulties etc.).
At the conclusion of the project, the National Federation, on behalf of the academy or the owner of the playing facility, must present the following documents to the WBSC and the Continental Confederation, as soon as possible: