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).