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The "Corona Aid Professional Sports 2021" are grants from the federal government and offer financial support for professional sports clubs, companies and associations at the federal level. The benefits are designed to mitigate financial losses in ticket revenue and losses incurred due to the COVID-19 outbreak. You may be eligible for grants under the Corona Aid to Professional Sports program if you fall into one of the following categories: Sports clubs and companies in professional and semi-professional competition with at least one team belonging to a 1st, 2nd or 3rd division in Olympic, non-Olympic and Paralympic individual and team sports. Federations at federal level that have at least one team in professional and semi-professional competition in the field of Olympic, non-Olympic and Paralympic individual and team sports or Federations at federal level that regularly host or organise at least one professional or semi-professional competition in the field of Olympic, non-Olympic and Paralympic individual and team sports. Associations hosting 2021 Championships without spectators ("ghost championships") as qualifying competitions for the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games may receive compensation for lost ticket revenue, Clubs and companies that host or organise a professional or semi-professional competition in the field of Olympic, non-Olympic and Paralympic individual and team sports on behalf of an association can receive compensation for lost ticket revenue. Furthermore, in order to be eligible for support, you must Your operation from a domestic venue or operate from a domestic location of the club, company or association management and be registered with a German tax office and must not have discontinued the operation of the association or business. As a sports club or company, you are not eligible to apply for funding for your men's 1st and 2nd Bundesliga football teams. Applications can only be submitted by a person authorised by you, such as: Tax advisor/tax consultant, chartered accountant, lawyer or sworn accountant/sworn auditor. You do not have to repay the grants. The application for Corona grants for professional sport must be submitted by your authorised representative via an electronic procedure provided (online portal).

When submitting your application, you must submit: for the registration: a bank confirmation, proof of authorisation by the association/organisation/company, proof of the applicant club/association/company's power of representation (up to three persons). for the application: The actual ticket revenue from league and cup events and regular competitions (excluding sales tax) from January 1 to June 30, 2019 (total and event-specific statement), the actual or estimated ticket revenue from league and cup events and regular competitions (excluding sales tax) from January 1 to June 30, 2021 (total and event-related statement), the revenue from January 1 to June 30 in 2019 (total and month-by-month statement), the turnover from January 1 to June 30 in 2021 (total and monthly statement), the amount of loss incurred or to be incurred from January 1 to June 30, 2021 (total and monthly statement).


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Bundesverwaltungsamt (BVA), Corohilfe
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Preconditions
Applications can be submitted by: Tax consultant, chartered accountant, lawyer/attorney-at-law or sworn accountant/sworn auditor who are authorized by the applicant. Other requirements: No more than 249 employees may have been employed by you in each of 2019 and 2020. From the date of approval through June 30, 2021, you must refrain from making any layoffs for operational reasons. As the applicant, you must not already have been in difficulty within the meaning of the General Block Exemption Regulation on 31 December 2019. At the time of application and until the award of the equitable relief, you must not have filed for insolvency proceedings or be in the process of insolvency proceedings. Application Requirements for Compensation for Loss of Ticket Revenue: As an applicant, you will not participate in, or will be unable to host or play in, league and cup events and regular competitions during January through June 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ticket revenue losses of at least EUR 2,500 must have been incurred or will be incurred in total. Application requirements for the compensation of further losses: You have incurred or will incur losses in the eligible period from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021 that are not due to the loss of ticket revenue. Your total turnover has decreased by at least 30 per cent during the eligible period compared to the period 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019 and the decrease in turnover is at least EUR 2,500.
You must apply for corona aid for professional sports via an electronic procedure (online portal) provided. To do so, you must first Register. Registration procedure: The authorized representative(s) appointed by you as the applicant must first register in the online portal. After submitting the registration data, the authorised representative will receive an e-mail to verify his/her e-mail address. After successful verification, a PIN letter will be sent to the business address provided by the authorized representative(s). The PIN will then be required for the actual application process. Note: Please note that it is imperative that the business address of the authorised representative(s) matches the address in the relevant professional register, otherwise the registration cannot be completed successfully. The registration process may take some time, for example the mailing of the PIN letter may take up to 5 working days. Therefore, early registration is recommended. Application process: The application process is also done through the electronic process/online portal provided. The link to the application page will be emailed to your authorized representative(s) after successful registration. Your authorised representative will go to the application page link and complete the application. In order to submit an application, the file number from the above email and the PIN from the PIN letter will be required. The required documents must be uploaded directly to the portal by your/your authorized representative. The documents do not have to be sent additionally by post to the BVA. The application is submitted fully electronically. After the application has been processed, the applicant authorized by you will receive the notice of approval or, if applicable, the notice of rejection by post. Payment is made immediately after the notification of approval has been delivered.

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Last update or date of publication
12.05.2021