December 2, 2022 3 min read

New NOGA Campaign Warms Distressed Cubs

The Dutch Online Gambling Association (NOGA) has announced the launch of a charity campaign called “Warm Your Club.” The campaign is aimed at sports clubs in the country that need an extra hand to cover their monthly bills amid the rising energy costs. 

Applicants Can Receive a One-Off Contribution of €5,000 ($5,269) 

Many sports clubs in the Netherlands are facing difficulty maintaining their facilities warm during the cold season while maintaining their regular operations. Up to 30 clubs and sports associations will receive the NOGA grant. 

They are now eligible to receive a one-time payment of €5,000 ($5,269) as part of the new initiative developed by NOGA. The idea behind the charity campaign came as a result of the authority noticing that a large number of Dutch sports clubs were forced to prevent players from using their changing rooms, turn off their showers, and face the lingering risk of potentially filing bankruptcy. All these problems convinced NOGA to develop the “Warm Your Club” campaign and aid sports associations and clubs in their endeavor to keep their facilities and activities running uninterrupted. 

Clubs Must Be Recognized by the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation

In order to become eligible for the special funding, sports clubs in the country need to be officially recognized by the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF). NOC*NSF is the coordinating sports organization that also runs the Dutch National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee. Counting 90 sports organizations and representing the voice of around 2700 individual sports clubs, the federation is headquartered in Arnhem, at the National Sports Centre Papendal. 

Dutch sports clubs interested in obtaining the NOGA grant must send an application that should also explain the reasons why they would like to participate in the charity campaign and receive funding. Sports clubs and associations are only permitted to send a single application. Registrations will be open starting December 2 with an end date set for December 7, 2022.

The applications will be assessed independently and substantive tests will also be undertaken with the applicants. Approved clubs and associations will receive an email informing them of their success prior to December 8.  In September, LiveScore Bet joined NOGA, attempting its desire to stay committed to safety while joining other prestigious companies like Entain and bet 365 that are already part of the association. In October, NOGA announced Games Global has become a fresh Business-to-Business member of the trade association, further aiding them in their attempt to reunite the online Dutch gaming market under the same rooftop.

After finishing her master's in publishing and writing, Melanie began her career as an online editor for a large gaming blog and has now transitioned over towards the iGaming industry. She helps to ensure that our news pieces are written to the highest standard possible under the guidance of senior management.

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