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Source: DOSBE A survey by the German Canoe Association on financial losses during the corona crisis to date shows significant financial losses in the 2020 season.

From 1,300 canoe clubs in Germany, 127 clubs, which corresponds to around 10% of all German canoe clubs, took part in this survey within three weeks. 98 clubs reported a financial loss of between EUR 1,000 and EUR 30,000. 29 clubs reported little or no loss of income. The total loss for the canoeing clubs that responded to the survey was a rounded 537,000 euros Season. But canceled events, courses and group trips also led to a drop in income of 171,000 euros. In addition, canoeing clubs reported 149,600 euros as a loss of income from canceled club celebrations. Based on the reports received, a total loss of a mid-seven-digit amount for all canoeing clubs in 2020 can be assumed. “Our canoeing clubs finance their training with this income – and competition operations and the maintenance of the boathouses. That is why I am justifiably concerned that if the situation does not relax in the next year, some of our canoe clubs will face uncertain times and may have to limit their offers, ”said the President of the German Canoe Association (DKV) Thomas Konietzko in one Statement. “Of course, each individual case has to be checked, but I am sure that some clubs will need financial support in the next year in order to be able to continue their club operations as usual.” However, the trend towards increased activities in the home environment is reflected in some of those surveyed Associations with an increasing number of members again. “That gives me courage that our associations with the necessary support will survive this crisis in the medium term,” says Konietzko. (Source: DKV)


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