Tartu is to support local sport to the tune of nearly three-quarters-of-a-million euros for 2021, Baltic New Service reports.
A total of €772,970 is to go to sports projects, sports teams which represent the city, and event organizers.
A total of €287,000 is to be set aside for sports teams representing Tartu, a rise of €5,000 on 2020's level.
Four major Tartu sports teams, from four different sports, will be apportioned money from this sum, the largest component (€100,000) going to the University of Tartu/Maks ja Moorits basketball team, while €80,000 will go to the Bigbank Tartu volleyball team.
JK Tammeka football team will receive €60,000 to the, and the Valk ice hockey team will get €47,000 to the Valk 494 ice hockey team. These two teams are getting €2-3,000 more than last year.
Major sports events will be supported with a total of €260,000, across 15 events. The largest proportion, €97,000, will go to non-profit organization Klubi Tartu Maraton, followed by €60,000 towards this year's WRC Rally Estonia, and €30,000 for the Tour of Estonia cycle race and the Tartu 2024 Continental Cycling Team.
€14,000 has been earmarked towards Tartu Gymnastics Week and the Miss Valentine Grand Prix, with €9,000 going towards an FIS Rollerski World Cup stage.
Sports projects, competitions and schools
Just over 100 small sporting projects are getting between them €124,375, and Tartu is to also support the organization of the Tartu City championships with €21,830 and schools' cup matches with €9,100.
€40,665 will be kept in the city government's coffers for subsequent applications for sports support.
Editor: Andrew Whyte