Súdwest-Fryslân first municipality in the Netherlands with a sports aid regulation

The increasing demand is the cause Sudwest-Fryslân municipality To create a new mathematical support. This support supports residents with a physical disability in purchasing a sporting assistance, such as a sport wheelchair, blade, or manual bike.

Various sports support in Sudowest-Frislin

Sports and exercise give energy and pleasure. Increases physical fitness and social connection. In the municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân, there are various sports subsidies to give residents the opportunity to play sports. Now, in the context of implication, this subsidy has been added. Financing sports equipment is a challenge in the Netherlands. “We think it is important that everyone in our municipality has the opportunity to play sports,” said Buk Dam, a local sports council member. I think it is special that we are the first municipality in the Netherlands to offer this support to residents with a physical disability. It is precisely for them that moving is not always intuitive or easy. That’s why we want to support them as best we can.”

Trial year in the amount of 100,000 euros

All residents with a physical disability who require sports assistance can apply for financial support to the municipality. The purchase, ownership and maintenance of the sports assistance is the responsibility of the applicant. Residents who want to first discover which sport suits them best can borrow and try out a sports aid via Uniek Sporten Lending. Súdwest-Fryslân has set aside €100,000 for this subsidy and will wait a year to see how significant the benefit will be.

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