Almost 600 million kroner paid out to volunteering and sports in Norway

Abid RajaPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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On Monday, almost NOK 600 million will be paid out to those who have applied for support from the Norwegian government’s compensation scheme for sports and voluntary organizations.

“It is important that we can continue with the rapid treatment so that we can secure payment to the many organizations in our country that are experiencing loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Abid Q. Raja ( V) said in a press release.

The authorities have completed the processing of the applications associated with the fourth payment from the government’s compensation scheme. 

Continued support

In this round, almost 13,500 arrangements and events will be compensated with more than NOK 592 million.

The government wants to support local sports clubs and voluntary organizations to get through the pandemic. 

“Therefore, I am happy that we can pay out these funds today,” Raja noted.

In total, more than NOK 1 billion has been paid out from the compensation scheme for sports and volunteering, the government stated.

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