Basque Government Grant Application

Deadline: July 23, 2016 (in their office that day)

More information is available here, in Basque or Spanish.

June 23, 2016

The Basque Government has given the green light for 2016 Basque club grants
The Council of the Basque Government gave the green light for the 2016 call for grants for Basque clubs and federations with a total budget of 862,307 Euros, an 80,000 Euro increase from last year. In a few days, the call will appear in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country (BOPV-EHAA) making the deadline for applications, one month from the day after its publication.

Vitoria-Gasteiz. The Basque Government gave the green light for 2016 grants for Basque clubs, federations and confederations of Basque clubs around the world, through the Secretary General of Foreign action and the Directorate for the Basque Community Abroad.

The total budget is 862,307 Euros that reflects an 80,000 Euro increase from last year. Monies will be divided between the two chapters included in the grant: the first part for operating expenses and organization of activities, and the second for infrastructure and equipment.

The majority of these grants, 782,307 Euros will go to support annual programs or activities carried out by the Euskal Etxea, preferably in the area of youth, women, external image and communication, and recuperation of the historic memory, as well as operating expenses.

The rest, 80,000 Euros, will go to total or partial funding, expenses and activities that contribute to the improvement of clubhouses, such as repairs of damages due to catastrophes; elimination of architectural barriers; new clubhouse construction; creating spaces for youth; or introduction of technology to carry out activities for youth and women.

Yesterday's budget approval is open to 190 Basque clubs and federations that are found in 25 countries around the world. Deadline to apply will be a month from its publication in the BOPV-EHAA.

Resolution awarding Basque clubs and federations grants in 2015

Original Announcement:

Resolution (Euskara)
Resolution (Spanish) 


Application model in Spanish
Application model in Euskara

PAPER SUBMISSION. Hardcopy applications must also be submitted in either Spanish or Basque and sent to:

Eusko Jaurlaritzaren Lehendakaritza
Presidencia del Gobierno-Lehendakaritza
Secretaría General de Acción Exterior
Calle Navarra, 2
01007 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava
Delegation of the Basque Country in US, Canada and Mexico
820 2nd Ave. Suite 13B
New York, NY 10017

Chapter IV (activities & operation) criteria used to score applications (should consider making clear each point):

1.Enhancing social, economic and cultural relations with the Basque Country, and Basque communities abroad, according to the four-year plan approved by the advisory board (up to 30 points):

a) Relations with other Basque Clubs in the area (max. 10 points)
b) Relations with the Basque Country (max. 10 points)
c) Relations with Basque Clubs of other countries (max. 10 points)

2. Importance for consolidation or growth promoting internal cohesion (up to 35 points):

d) Number of members (1 point per each 100 members max, 15 points)
e) Level of programmed activity with regard to the number and size of activities (max. 20 points)

3. History of the club's activites (up to 25 points):

a) Importance of the activities and projection in the local media, public reached (max.10 points)
b) capability (club house, web) to carry out activities (max. 5 points)
c) Level of activities over the last years (max. 10 points)

4. Role of women in programs and actitivies (up to 10):

i) Participation of women in board (max. 5 points)
j) Affirmative action for women (max. 5 points)

5. Viability of presented project (up to 30 points):

a) Economic history including past reconciliations (max. 10 points)
b) Level of self-funding (max. 20 points) based on the following:

Chapter VII (facilitities & infrastructure) criteria to score applications:

1. Importance for conolidation in growth (up to 30 points):

a) Number of members (1 point per 100 memberss - max. 7.5 points)
b) Activities and cultural outreach (max.7.5 points)
c) Geographical area impacted (max. 7.5 points)
d) Urgent repair and equipment and projects underway (max.7.5 points)

2. Viability of project presented (up to 35 points):

a) Economic history of equipment and construction projects keeping in mind the reconciliation of prior expenses. (10 points)

b) Self funding (max 15 points) as follows:

c) club house (own: 10 points) (rented: 5 points)

3. Degree of necessity and appropratness of project (35 points):

a) degree of necessity of construction or equipment (20 points)

b) degree of appropriateness of budget to cover project with regard to the size of the club (max 15 points)


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