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‘It’s a very demanding time for the tradition, voluntary and sport sectors, with companies, organisations, golf equipment, associations and people seeing their revenue utterly or partially disappear nearly in a single day. The Authorities will do what we will to assist treatment the scenario, and I’m happy to current a set of sturdy measures,’ mentioned Minister of Tradition and Equality Abid Q. Raja.

The bundle offered right now consists of a compensation scheme for cultural life which can quantity to about NOK 300 million and the same one for sport and voluntary sector actions of about NOK 600 million. The scheme is meant to compensate for lack of revenue from ticket gross sales and participation charges in addition to extra bills related to occasions which have needed to be cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus.

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‘I’m very happy the Authorities is ready to current an excellent compensation scheme specifically focused for the fields of tradition, voluntary service and sport,’ the Minister of Tradition and Equality mentioned.

‘Together with the measures already offered ­– just like the Authorities’s settlement to not demand reimbursement of grants for tradition and voluntary sector functions, a focused effort to compensate freelancers and self-employed individuals on the premise of their revenue the previous three years, together with a social help scheme for the primary 17 days, and the state’s assumption of a lot of the invoice for layoffs – we have now managed all in all to assemble a very good bundle for the sector. And now we’re shifting out this complete scheme that may profit a terrific many actors.’

Mr. Raja added: ‘We are going to however stay in dialogue with organisations, associations, golf equipment, corporations and different our bodies and contemplate extra measures on an ongoing foundation. We’re within the midst of a demanding interval for your complete sector, however the Authorities has mentioned we’ll do what we will to save lots of jobs, and this scheme will assist to just do that.’


The schemes can be administered respectively by Arts Council Norway and the Gaming and Basis Authority, with the technical system for each schemes located inside the Gaming and Basis Authority. Initially, compensation can be supplied for occasions that had been supposed be held between 5 March and the top of April.