Basque Government Grant Application
The official announcement of the 2022 grant should be published sometime in March. There will be a window of 1 month following the announcement in which recognized organizations may submit a grant application.
Please note the following recent changes to the Grant:
The grant process has been renovated and so now requires a legal representative from any club/federation that will be applying for Basque Gov't grants, or programs like Gaztemundu. There is a great explanation if you click on the links provided in the message.
If your club is planning on applying for a grant in 2021, please have your legal representative start this process right away. It consists basically of filling out a form and copy of a passport, but then there is a secondary verification that needs to take place before you apply so better to get started sooner, rather than later.
Electronic processing of Euskal Etxeak files by the Basque government
In accordance with current legislation in the field of administrative procedure, the round of applications for assistance to Euskal Etxeak for 2021 will be processed electronically.
For this purpose, the Bak system, which can be obtained online, has been established as the means of electronic identification and signature.
Spanish nationals can also lodge applications for assistance using their electronic ID (DNIe) or other means of electronic identification and signature accepted by the general administration of the Basque autonomous community.
What is Bak?
The Bak electronic identification system is a free means of electronic identification and signature aimed at individuals wishing to undertake administrative processes online. It is a simple system that allows electronic processing with just a Spanish ID (DNI), Spanish foreigner ID (NIE) or passport and a password. It is associated with an unqualified certificate in the cloud aimed at individuals by the certifying body IZENPE, which is a public company owned by the Basque authorities.
What can you do with Bak?
Bak enables you to lodge applications and take other steps in the procedures in the processing of assistance by the Basque government aimed at Basque Centres - Euskal Etxeak.
How do you apply for Bak?
You can apply for Bak by filling in the following PDF form:
Izenpe application for issue of Bak certificate 118.87 Kb
You must send a legible image of this form, filled in and signed manually, together with a legible image of your passport or ID card (DNI), to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your application has been received, an appointment will be arranged with Lehendakaritza to carry out the process of online identification, in which the data provided will be verified and a screen capture created as proof of identification.
Finally, you will be sent an email with a link to the application where you are to complete the process of issuing your Bak.
Deadline for 2020: 28 February, 2020 (in their office that day)
Deadline to reconcile 2019 grant: 30 June, 2020 - Visit www.euskaletxeak.eus under the menu item"extranet."
The call for 2020 grants, for Basque clubs and federations, has appeared in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country. These Basque club grants, in support of operating expenses, activities and infrastructure during 2020 enjoy a total budget is (902.300) Euros. The budget is divided in the following way: 664.955 Euros allocated to Chapter IV activities (i.e. operating and activities), and the remaining 102.000 for Chapter VII activities which includes capital improvements to clubhouses and infrastructure. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020. The Resolution can be found in Basque here; and inSpanish here.
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 (up to 10 points). 1 point for each group of 25 members under age 35 (up to 5 points) (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:
- 0-25% - 0 to 5 points
- 26-50% - 6 to 10 points
- 51-75% - 11 to 15 points
- 76 to 100% - 16 to 20 points
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 members - 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:
- self funding of 0-25% (0 to 3 points)
- self-funding of 26-50% (4 to 7 points)
- self-funding of 51-75% (8 to 11 points)
- self-funding of 76-100% (12 to 15 points)
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)
Reconciliation of Grants