\ The support for the sporting fabric will be maintained for the new season, in which the budget increases to 2.9 million euros.
\ Since 2015, the Government’s aid to Balearic teams participating in official state competitions has increased almost fivefold.
Attached is the audio with the statements of the councillor Fina Santiago.
The Department of Social Affairs and Sports has allocated 2.24 million euros to Balearic sports clubs that have participated in official state-level competitions in the 2021-2022 sports season. These contributions have been made through three lines of support that will be maintained for the new season with 695,000 euros more and that, in fact, have been increasing the budget significantly since 2015.
Thus, for the 2021-2022 season, the Conselleria has earmarked 1.6 million euros for individual and collective sports clubs, to which must be added 500,000 euros in sponsorship contracts and an extra 140,000 euros for women’s or mixed teams. The aim in all cases is to support the sports clubs of the Balearic Islands that compete at the state level. The total for 2021-2022 is 385,000 euros more than the amount budgeted for the 2020-2021 season.
The beneficiaries are some eighty teams from a wide range of sports, such as volleyball, basketball, football and indoor football, table tennis, archery, rhythmic and artistic gymnastics, badminton and hockey, among others. Some of the clubs receive more than 100,000 euros in aid, although the range of amounts is between 470 and 192,100 euros, depending on the lines from which they can benefit, the expenses justified or the category in which they participate. The table with the aid granted for the 2021-2022 season is attached.
For the 2022-2023 season, the Department of Social Affairs and Sports will allocate a total of 2.94 million euros to these three lines of support, which demonstrates the commitment to the entire network of Balearic sports network.
In fact, this commitment can be clearly seen if we compare the current budget for these lines with that of 2015 when sponsorship contracts or aid for women’s and mixed teams did not even exist. Compared to the budget for the 2014-2015 season, the new accounts for 2022-2023 have almost multiplied by five.