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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-44/1341 Updated – measures in Italy

Fund for the support of amateur sports associations and clubs

Fondo per il sostegno delle associazioni e società sportive dilettantistiche

Country Italy , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 28 October 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial) or damage compensation
Author Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound
Measure added 28 October 2020 (updated 14 September 2021)

Background information

In order to cope with the economic crisis of amateur sports associations and clubs which has arisen due to the measures relating to the containment and management of COVID-19, Law Decree n. 137 of 28 October 2020 (art. 3) established a special support fund named "Fund for the support of amateur sport associations and clubs" at the Ministry of Sport.

Content of measure

The Fund is intended to support the recovery of amateur sports associations and clubs who have ceased or reduced their institutional activity following the suspension of sports activities in order to slow and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Decree of the President of the Cabinet, in fact, suspended all contact sports (i.e. those indicated by the Decree of the President of the Cabinet of 13 October 2020, e.g. football, baseball, basketball, dance, martial arts) done by amateur associations and clubs (art. 1).

The budget of the Fund amounts at a maximum of €50 million for the year 2020.


The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

01 September 2021

This measure is still ongoing.

Use of measure

No information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement of the social partners.

Views and reactions

No information available.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities

This case is not occupation-specific.



Eurofound (2020), Fund for the support of amateur sports associations and clubs, measure IT-2020-44/1341 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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