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The government with electricity support for sports teams and voluntary organizations

The government is coming up with a separate package to help sports teams and other voluntary organizations with the high electricity prices.

TAKE ACTION: Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Anette Trettebergstuen.

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Sports clubs and other voluntary teams and associations have so far not been part of the government’s previous electricity measures. The scheme will apply from December 2021 to March 2022.

– The high electricity prices have created great challenges for very many teams and associations. They have been in danger of either having to cut back on activity or demand increased participation fees to pay their bills, says Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Anette Trettebergstuen in a press release.

She continues:

– It would directly affect the leisure activities for children and young people, who have already sacrificed a lot through the pandemic.

A number of sports clubs and associations have recently expressed concern about the high electricity prices in various media. The Norwegian Sports Confederation has also called the situation worrying.

«The electricity subsidy to voluntary organizations will be distributed in municipalities that have had an average electricity price in December of more than 70 øre per kWt. The municipalities will then distribute the subsidy to local teams and associations ».

The power package will be calculated according to the same approximately the same model as that which applies to households. They are covered 80 percent of the electricity costs that exceed 70 øre per kWt.

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