2 million euros of the money is intended to help the culture sector
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The Gemeente Leeuwarden has managed to squeeze 13 million euros in Coronavirus relief for the city. Aside from the two million euros already earmarked for culture, there is now also money available to help with emergency loans, employment, care institutions; non-profits, and businesses. As reported by the Omrop Fryslân.
Whilst plans are yet to be confirmed, should the gemeente council vote through proposals then the money will be used for (among other things) expanding terraces at hospitality outlets, giving tax relief for outdoor hospitality, and suspending event fees in the city.
Non-profit organisations working in sports, recreation, and social cohesion will all be able to apply to a new fund entitled Regeling noodfonds Corona 2021 gemeente Leeuwarden, as compensation will no longer be given out by central government for non-profits.
Seven new social/economic projects are to be launched in the city with a focus on sustainability and social cohesion: including more greenery in the city, public art projects, helping vulnerable people with work and training; a campaign to attract tourists and business events, and a new living plan for the city.
Final plans are due to be presented in the summer.