The Provincial Council of Alicante He has launched the Plan + Sport, a major investment program endowed with ten million euros destinated to the building, expansion or improvement of the sports facilities of the 141 municipalities of the province, as well as the renovation of its artificial turf soccer fields.
This package of extraordinary aid includes two lines, one budgeted with seven million euros to subsidize all populations in works carried out in municipally owned sports infrastructures and another with three million euros for the artificial turf renovation of local soccer fields, once they have been aged between eight and ten years.
The president of the Alicante Provincial Council, Carlos Mazon, has pointed out that this game, paid for with remnants, adds to the historical investments that the provincial institution is deploying “as i have never done before” and in areas such as sports, “that it has not received special aid nor is it a priority for other administrations, but it is from the Diputación”, has added.
The amount allocated to sports facilities – seven million euros – includes actions in new build, such as paddle tennis courts, tennis courts, splash pools, changing rooms or warehouses; improvement works that when they are carried out, they do not modify the distribution and structure of the existing installation; expansion works to increase the distribution area, as well as changing rooms or stands; Y reform works that suppose a modernization, adaptation, adaptation or reinforcement of a real estate.
These interventions, in which The expenses of drafting the project will be accepted, must be executed and justified during the years 2021 and 2022 with a budget that will range between 30,000 and 94,000 euros, following, among others, population criteria, similar to those of the Plan + Cerca.
On the other hand, the departure of soccer fields -three million euros-, whose financing may reach the 95% of the budget of the work for the less populated municipalities Y up to 45% for those with the largest number of inhabitants, seeks to renew artificial grass surfaces whose useful life has been exceeded. Also included in this call will be the transformation of dirt pitches to artificial turf, in which case all the civil works must be carried out in the absence of the final installation.
The deadline for submitting applications of both lines of aid, aimed at all city councils in the province, is now open and ends next June 17.
Budget and subsidies Sports
This important economic amount is added to the more than 6.1 million euros that the Diputación de Alicante has consigned this year in its ordinary budget for the Sports Area. The provincial institution has increased by 35% the economic endowment of this item that is distributed among the town councils, clubs, entities and athletes of the province through various lines and calls for subsidies such as the Aid Plan for Municipalities for Sports Promotion endowed with 600.000 euros, the highest amount.
Among the programs for this exercise, the one aimed at elite athletes, amounting to 350.000 euros, or the one aimed at contributing to the expenses of the male and female teams senior or absolute category that participate in national or European leagues, from 300.000 euros.
In addition, the Provincial Council continues in 2021 to support the development of events such as the Cycling Tour of the Valencian Community, the Valencian Ball League ‘Alicante Provincial Council Trophy’, the program ‘Hiking with the Provincial Council’, the Soccer Tournament ‘San Pedro Cup’ O the Diputación de Natación Base Trophy.
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