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Source: Canton of Neuchatel Switzerland

01.12.2020 The State of Neuchâtel and the LoRo-Sport Neuchâtel commission are joining forces for a support measure that could be granted to Neuchâtel sports clubs and associations in order to mitigate the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the field Sport. Sports clubs and associations play a key role in maintaining physical condition and health in general and are also a fundamental vector for the integration and socialization of the population. The importance of sport, especially for young people, is well established. While professional and semi-professional sports clubs will be able to benefit from lost funds from the Confederation from 1 December 2020, popular sport does not benefit from any additional federal support. It is therefore necessary to act to allow sports clubs and associations to survive and, as soon as possible according to the evolution of the health situation, to fully pursue their activities. Joint support for a total of one million francs The State of Neuchâtel and the LoRo-Sport Neuchâtel commission are creating a joint support measure for Neuchâtel sports clubs and associations. Each of the two parties contributes an equivalent amount of 500,000 francs. The total amount of one million francs is intended to support sport in the canton. This joint and financially equal action is unprecedented. It reflects the implementation of the strong will of the two partners to reduce the negative economic impacts in the sports field of the measures necessary to limit the coronavirus epidemic. It also represents a strong symbolic gesture. The LoRo-Sport Neuchâtel commission is in charge of defining the key for the distribution of the amount and will grant the support according to its criteria. The first payments to clubs and associations should be able to be made at the very beginning of the year 2021. Within a deadline of 30 June 2021, the LoRo-Sport Neuchâtel commission will present a report to the head of the Department of Justice, Security and of culture, on the use of funds intended for the support measure. The Council of State and the LoRo-Sport Neuchâtel commission welcome this joint support measure which will limit the financial consequences of COVID-19 on the sports clubs and associations that will benefit from it, so that the latter can as soon as possible resume their activities in the interest of all. BodyRight EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect. MIL Translation OSI