4.3 million to make Piedmontese sport more inclusive

The Regional Council today approved a deliberation proposing a modification of the “2020-2022 three-year program for sports equipment and the promotion of sports and physical-motor activities”.

In the document, which will now have to pass to the Regional Council, it is requested to remove the constraint which prohibited all sports clubs which had concessions of less than 6 years for their facilities. The new call, which would see an additional endowment of funds estimated at more than 1 million euros, could also participate in all these realities (very numerous in particular in the Turin region) excluded from the previous limitation.

Furthermore, the Fund for the integration of disabled people has been signed, an initiative that will lead to the allocation of nearly 4.5 million euros which will aim to promote the integration of disabled people through the creation or modernization of infrastructures, the requalification of semi-residential structures, the organization of support services and professional and sports integration services.

The fund, allocated by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Office of policies in favor of people with disabilities, amounts, for the Piedmont Region alone, to 4 million and 320 thousand euros, funds which will be distributed as follows: 470 thousand euros to make recreational sports equipment and activities accessible, 2 million 50 thousand euros for the redevelopment of semi-residential structures, 1 million 800 thousand euros for services in the sports sector and professional integration services .

Today’s is a first step, subject to prior approval by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, of regional planning and then of the budget variation aimed at integrating credits.

“Thanks to these funds, our region will be able to take another step towards the total accessibility of sport and, thanks to the request for modification of the three-year sports program, will be able to offer a new investment opportunity also to all the sports clubs that have facilities granted for less than 6 years – says Regional Sports Councilor Fabrizio Ricca – Breaking down the barriers that keep people away from sport is essential and disability must not become an insurmountable problem when you want to do physical activity On this subject, there is still a lot to be done, but the Region has always had a priority look at the issue of accessibility and the improvement of equipment.We have demonstrated this with the numerous grants aimed at securing sports facilities. and with attention to mass sport”.

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