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Apply for federal coronavirus bridging aid for professional sport

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you are a professional sports organization, such as a club, company or association, and have suffered financial losses due to the current coronavirus pandemic, you can apply for coronavirus aid under certain conditions.

The "Corona Aid for Professional Sport 2021" is a grant from the federal government and offers financial support for professional sports clubs, companies and associations at federal level.

The benefits serve to mitigate financial losses in ticket revenue and losses incurred due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
You can receive grants as part of the corona aid for professional sport if you belong to one of the following categories:

  • Sports clubs and companies in professional and semi-professional competition that have at least one team in a 1st, 2nd or 3rd league 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 Olympic, non-Olympic and Paralympic individual and team sports, or
  • Federations at federal level that regularly host or organize at least one professional or semi-professional competition in Olympic, non-Olympic and Paralympic individual and team sports.
  • Federations that organize 2021 championships without spectators ("ghost championships") as qualifying competitions for the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games can receive compensation for lost ticket revenue,
  • Clubs and companies that organize or host 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, you must be eligible to receive support:

  • Operate from a domestic venue or
    • operate from a domestic registered office of the club, company or association management

and

  • be registered with a German tax office and
  • must not have ceased club or business operations.

As a sports club or company, you are not eligible to apply for your teams in the 1st and 2nd men's Bundesliga.

Applications can only be submitted by a person authorized by you, such as a tax consultant, tax advisor, tax consultant, tax consultant, tax advisor, tax advisor, tax advisor, tax advisor, tax advisor, tax advisor, tax advisor, tax advisor, tax advisor, tax advisor:

  • Tax consultant,
  • accountant/auditor,
  • lawyer or
  • sworn auditor.

You do not have to repay the grants.

The application for corona aid for professional sport must be submitted by your authorized representative via an electronic procedure (online portal).


Process flow

You must apply for corona aid for professional sports via an electronic procedure (online portal). To do this, you must first register.

Registration procedure:

  • The authorized representative appointed by you as the applicant must first register in the online portal.
  • After submitting the registration data, the authorized representative will receive an e-mail to verify his/her e-mail address. After successful verification, a PIN letter will be sent to the authorized representative's business address.
  • The PIN is then required for the actual application.

Note: Please note that the authorized representative's business address must match the address in the relevant professional register, otherwise the registration cannot be completed successfully.

  • The registration process can take some time, for example the PIN letter can take up to 5 working days to be sent. Early registration is therefore recommended.

Application:

  • Applications are also submitted via the electronic procedure/online portal provided.
  • The link to the application page will be sent to your authorized representative by e-mail after successful registration.
  • Your authorized representative goes to the link on the application page and completes the application. In order to be able to submit an application, the file number from the above-mentioned e-mail and the PIN from the PIN letter are required.
  • The required documents must be uploaded directly to the portal by your authorized representative. The documents do not need to be sent to the BVA by post. The application is submitted fully electronically.
  • Once the application has been processed, the applicant authorized by you will receive the approval notice or, if applicable, the rejection notice by post.
  • Payment is made immediately after the notification of approval has been delivered.
Requirements

Applications can be submitted by

  • Tax consultant,
  • Certified public accountant,
  • attorney at law or
  • sworn auditors who are authorized by the applicant.

Further requirements:

  • You must not have had more than 249 employees in 2019 and 2020.
  • From the time of approval until June 30, 2021, you must refrain from dismissals for operational reasons.
  • As an applicant, you must not have already been in difficulties within the meaning of the General Block Exemption Regulation on December 31, 2019.
  • At the time of application and until the equitable benefit is granted, you must not have filed an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings or be in ongoing insolvency proceedings.

Application requirements for compensation for loss of income from tickets:

  • As an applicant, you will not participate or only partially participate in league and cup events as well as regular competitions in the months of January to June 2021 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 or will not be able to host or hold them.
  • Ticket revenue losses of at least EUR 2,500 in total must have occurred or be incurred.

Application requirements for compensation of further losses:

  • You have made or will make losses for the eligible period from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 that are not due to the loss of ticket revenue.
  • Your total turnover has decreased by at least 30 percent within the eligible period compared to the period from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 and the decrease in turnover is at least EUR 2,500.
Which documents are required?

You must submit your application:

  • for registration:
    • a bank confirmation,
    • proof of authorization by the club/association/company,
    • proof of authorization to represent the applicant club/association/company (up to three persons).
  • for the application:
    • the actual ticket revenue from league and cup events and regular competitions (excluding VAT) from January 1 to June 30, 2019 (total and event-related breakdown),
    • the actual or estimated ticket revenue from league and cup events and regular competitions (excluding VAT) from January 1 to June 30, 2021 (total and event-related statement)
    • turnover from January 1 to June 30 in 2019 (total and monthly breakdown)
    • turnover from January 1 to June 30, 2021 (total and monthly breakdown),
    • the amount of losses incurred or to be incurred from January 1 to June 30, 2021 (total and monthly statement)
What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
  • Registration and application:
    • until May 15, 2021
Processing duration
  • for processing the application: usually about 4 weeks
Legal basis
Appeal

not applicable

Applications / forms
  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no
Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Infrastructure (BMI)

Professionally released on

12.05.2021

Teaser

If you are a professional sports organization, such as a club, company or association, and have suffered financial losses due to the current coronavirus pandemic, you can apply for coronavirus aid under certain conditions.

Process flow

You must apply for corona aid for professional sports via an electronic procedure (online portal). To do this, you must first register.

Registration procedure:

  • The authorized representative appointed by you as the applicant must first register in the online portal.
  • After submitting the registration data, the authorized representative will receive an e-mail to verify his/her e-mail address. After successful verification, a PIN letter will be sent to the authorized representative's business address.
  • The PIN is then required for the actual application.

Note: Please note that the authorized representative's business address must match the address in the relevant professional register, otherwise the registration cannot be completed successfully.

  • The registration process can take some time, for example the PIN letter can take up to 5 working days to be sent. Early registration is therefore recommended.

Application:

  • Applications are also submitted via the electronic procedure/online portal provided.
  • The link to the application page will be sent to your authorized representative by e-mail after successful registration.
  • Your authorized representative goes to the link on the application page and completes the application. In order to be able to submit an application, the file number from the above-mentioned e-mail and the PIN from the PIN letter are required.
  • The required documents must be uploaded directly to the portal by your authorized representative. The documents do not need to be sent to the BVA by post. The application is submitted fully electronically.
  • Once the application has been processed, the applicant authorized by you will receive the approval notice or, if applicable, the rejection notice by post.
  • Payment is made immediately after the notification of approval has been delivered.

Requirements

Applications can be submitted by

  • Tax consultant,
  • Certified public accountant,
  • attorney at law or
  • sworn auditors who are authorized by the applicant.

Further requirements:

  • You must not have had more than 249 employees in 2019 and 2020.
  • From the time of approval until June 30, 2021, you must refrain from dismissals for operational reasons.
  • As an applicant, you must not have already been in difficulties within the meaning of the General Block Exemption Regulation on December 31, 2019.
  • At the time of application and until the equitable benefit is granted, you must not have filed an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings or be in ongoing insolvency proceedings.

Application requirements for compensation for loss of income from tickets:

  • As an applicant, you will not participate or only partially participate in league and cup events as well as regular competitions in the months of January to June 2021 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 or will not be able to host or hold them.
  • Ticket revenue losses of at least EUR 2,500 in total must have occurred or be incurred.

Application requirements for compensation of further losses:

  • You have made or will make losses for the eligible period from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 that are not due to the loss of ticket revenue.
  • Your total turnover has decreased by at least 30 percent within the eligible period compared to the period from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 and the decrease in turnover is at least EUR 2,500.

Which documents are required?

You must submit your application:

  • for registration:
    • a bank confirmation,
    • proof of authorization by the club/association/company,
    • proof of authorization to represent the applicant club/association/company (up to three persons).
  • for the application:
    • the actual ticket revenue from league and cup events and regular competitions (excluding VAT) from January 1 to June 30, 2019 (total and event-related breakdown),
    • the actual or estimated ticket revenue from league and cup events and regular competitions (excluding VAT) from January 1 to June 30, 2021 (total and event-related statement)
    • turnover from January 1 to June 30 in 2019 (total and monthly breakdown)
    • turnover from January 1 to June 30, 2021 (total and monthly breakdown),
    • the amount of losses incurred or to be incurred from January 1 to June 30, 2021 (total and monthly statement)

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • Registration and application:
    • until May 15, 2021

Processing duration

  • for processing the application: usually about 4 weeks

Legal basis

Appeal

not applicable

Applications / forms

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Infrastructure (BMI)

Professionally released on

12.05.2021

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