Norwegian sports and volunteering received 2.1 billion kroner of crisis funding in 2020

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Sports and volunteering received NOK 2.1 billion from the Ministry of Culture’s crisis packages for 2020. The NFF and the Norwegian Handball Association received the most.

The Norwegian Lotteries and Foundations Authority, which has administered the compensation scheme on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, recently processed the latest applications in crisis package three. 

On Wednesday, the final overview of how much sports received was published.

In total, three different crisis packages were created for sports last year to compensate for lost income for completely or partially canceled events. The total payments from the schemes ended at more than NOK 2.1 billion.

The largest single amounts went to the Norwegian Football Association (NFF), the Norwegian Handball Association, and the Norwegian Ice Hockey Association.

The NFF was paid a total of NOK 62.9 million through several different applications. The largest single payment was close to NOK 30 million. The Norwegian Ice Hockey Association has received a total of NOK 53.5 million.

The Norwegian Handball Association’s largest approved application amounted to NOK 29.3 million from crisis package three. That includes loss of income associated with the “cancellation” of Norway’s part of the European Handball Championship for women before Christmas last year.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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