Corona crisis consequences for Dutch sport clubs
- Hoeijmakers, R., Kalmthout, J. van
- Mulier Instituut
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The Mulier Institute researched the consequences of the corona crisis for sport clubs and their need for support measures, commissioned by NOC*NSF and in coordination with VSG (the Association of Sport and Municipalities), the ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, and various sport federations.
3,256 (12% of all) Dutch sport clubs filled out the questionnaire. Data collection took place from April 1st, 2020 to April 13th, 2020.
The main findings are summarized in this factsheet:
- Four out of ten sport clubs’ board members (40%) show (grave) anxiety about the impact of the corona crisis on their club. These sport clubs are mainly clubs with a large budget (50,000 euro or more).
- Sport clubs are particularly (gravely) concerned about the loss of members/volunteers (33%) and the loss of income.
- Seven out of ten sport clubs (70%) expect to be able to meet their financial obligations without using support measures. One in ten sport clubs indicates being unable to meet financial obligations now.
- One out of four sport clubs (26%) indicates that emergency measures, support or help are essential for them to survive the corona crisis.
- Two out of ten sport clubs (21%) are in consultation with their municipality about possible support measures or help.
Read here the full report ‘Gevolgen coronacrisis voor sportverenigingen. Onderzoek naar de gevolgen van de beperkende maatregelen in verband met het coronavirus’ in Dutch.