Ten million euros extra for sports facilities in financially weak communities

The Bavaria province in Germany has allocated an additional 10 million euros for the construction of sports infrastructure in financially weak communities during the 2019/2020 fiscal year.

Total budget for sport facilities now stands at around 25 million euros per year. ‘As a result, associations in municipalities with slightly more than half of the Bavarian population will therefore receive higher government subsidy contributions in the future,’ Bavaria’s Interior and Sports Minister Joachim Herrmann said. ‘I am sure that with this funding program we are launching an effective program to support sports and shooting clubs in the financially weaker communities of Bavaria.’

The President of the Bavarian State Sport Association (BLSV), Jörg Ammon, welcomes the funding programme: ‘The significant increase in funding for the association’s sports facility construction, especially in structurally weak regions, stands for the great appreciation of the policy for our sports clubs and for their outstanding volunteer work. We are working in partnership with the Bavarian State Government in order to ensure a functioning club life outside urban areas. We are aware of this great social responsibility and will be involved in the implementation of the support program in the sense of our sports clubs and his sports clubs and sports associations, I would like to express my thanks to the Bavarian State Government and our Minister of Sport.’

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