The pandemic and the restrictions it has brought with has seen many clubs lose a large portion of their income. The “Recharge Your Sport Club” action plan that was launched today aims to address this. The project builds on support measures that already in place covering and bookkeeping, voluntary work, as well as legal and fiscal issues. Free advice will be offered from experts in these fields.
VSF’s Chairman Koen Umans told VRT Sport that "The primary concern of many sport clubs is the financial aspect. This is why we are offering them support when they apply for emergency loans, win-win loans or other possible sources of finance”.
"But as a federation we want to help our clubs in other areas too. For example, we are going to assist them develop an improved and stronger structure for the running of their clubs and to address underlying issues that have been exposed by the pandemic”.
In addition to the campaign the Flemish Sport Federation will also carry out a large-scale survey of clubs to find out what additional difficulties have arisen due to the pandemic. Based on the results of the survey VSF will offer extra training courses and assistance to clubs and their volunteers free of charge.