Barcelona City Council allocates €3 million for Barcelona’s sports clubs and organisations

Barcelona City Council, through the Barcelona Institute of Sports, is opening a special subsidy call in response to the Covid-19 crisis, with three million euros in subsidies for non-profit entities and associations fostering physical activity and the ongoing promotion of sport among the under-18s in the city. Applications can be made between 3 and 16 November inclusive.

Barcelona City Council, through the Barcelona Institute of Sports, has launched an extraordinary €3-million subsidy campaign for non-profit organisations and associations that directly and continually foster the practice of physical activity and promote sport for the city’s under-18s, in response to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 situation. Applications for this subsidy may be submitted from 3 to 16 November 2020, including both of those days.

The provision of this subsidy is aimed at enabling the city’s sports clubs and organisations to pay for the rent on their sports facilities, their sports licences, and to employ the technical-professional staff they need.

David Escudé, the Councillor for Sport, stated: ”The city’s sports network is going through a very difficult period, due to the current health crisis. At Barcelona City Council, we are working to minor the effects that this crisis is having on the sports sector. For this reason, we have launched this extraordinary subsidy, which will provide liquidity for the city’s sports clubs and organisations”.

Applications for these subsidies must be submitted online, through Barcelona City Council’s e-headquarters:

The city’s network of sports associations is basically made up of non-profit sports clubs and organisations and, due to the health crisis, their economies have experienced severe cash-flow problems due to the lack of membership fees. This has put the production of high-quality sports programmes and the economic viability of many of these organisations and clubs at risk.

Barcelona City Council is aware of this reality and of the lack of activity that the health crisis has meant for the sector. It has therefore launched this extraordinary subsidy campaign, aimed at regenerating this network of associations by injecting extraordinary funding to these sports clubs and organisations in order to help their finances.

This plan contains a set of measures aimed at safeguarding and recuperating sport in Barcelona. It places a lot of emphasis on the sustainability of activities at municipal sports installations, subsidies for families who find themselves in a situation of job insecurity or social vulnerability, and especially on safeguarding the work that these sports clubs and organisations carry out in the area of promoting sport and social cohesion.