Sports aid package: Ministry of the Interior extends application deadline

The Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) after the discussions about the low payouts from the “Coronahilfspaket Sport “the Application deadline extended.

Berlin (SID) – That shared that BMI on Wednesday with. Accordingly, funds from the 200 million euro pot can be requested until November 22nd.

The prerequisite for this, however, is that the authorized lawyer or auditor of the respective clubs or associations is with the Federal Office of Administration is registered. This deadline originally expired on October 31.

Up to this point in time only a small part had been accessed. In total, there were 292 applications from sport totaling 66,219,063.63 million euros. Of this, around 20 million euros were approved for the sports of soccer (excluding the national and second division), handball, basketball and ice hockey.

“I want to prevent the sports clubs from going bankrupt. This will not only give us jobs, but also the clubs as an important part of our local coexistence,” said the Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer: “Corona aid is an important support for many clubs in order to be able to survive during the pandemic. With the budget funds available, the necessary basis for German competitive sport is maintained.”

DOSB President Alfons Hörmann had recently advocated an extension until next year. “The really tough existence problems will often not come until next year,” he said Hörmann justified his initiative in the Stuttgarter Zeitung and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten: “Then there will be a much greater need for support.”

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