- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
Czech Government Maintains Current Year’s Sports Subsidies at 6.9 Billion Czech Koruna for Next Year
Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala has announced that state subsidies for sports will remain unchanged next year, amounting to 6.9 billion Czech koruna, which is the same budget allocation as the current year. This decision comes following discussions between Prime Minister Fiala and Ondřej Šebek, the chairman of the National Sports Agency (NSA).
Prime Minister Fiala emphasized the government’s commitment to ensuring that children continue to participate in sports and stated that they approached the NSA budget responsibly, taking into consideration the current financial situation. The final budget proposal will maintain the funding levels of this year, allocating approximately 6.9 billion Czech koruna to support sports.
The government’s budget proposal underwent last-minute changes and is scheduled for discussion by the cabinet on Wednesday. The initial proposal had included significant cuts to the sports sector, which had drawn sharp criticism from major sports organizations.
The decision to maintain funding at current levels is expected to bring relief to the sports community and ensure that sports programs and initiatives can proceed without disruptions. It underscores the government’s recognition of the importance of sports in the lives of Czech citizens, particularly children.Sports organizations and athletes have been eagerly awaiting news regarding the budget, concerned about the potential impact of budget cuts on their activities. The announcement of unchanged funding provides stability and allows them to confidently plan their initiatives for the upcoming year.
Article by Prague Forum