Grants for extra-curricular sport activities can be applied for in person in the afternoons

The Citizen Help and Information Offices (OAC) in Sants-Montjuïc, Nou Barris and Sant Martí will be open until 7.30 pm between 20 September and 11 October. Anyone wishing to be attended to in the afternoons must make an appointment.

20/09/2019 13:45 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Three Citizen Help and Information Offices will be opening every afternoon from 20 September to 11 October to handle grant applications for extra-curricular sports activities for the 2019-2020 school year. The three offices in Sants-Montjuïc, Nou Barris and Sant Martí will be opening from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm.

The move means more appointments can be offered to families making applications for grants to enable children and young people to pursue extra-curricular sports activities. Applications can be made with an appointment, which can be requested via internet or by calling 010.

Before starting the process, whether online or in person, applicants must go to the sports entity to sign up the child. At that point their place will be reserved and a grant application form bearing the entity’s stamp will be issued. The form must be handed in to the City Council and acts as a receipt for pre-registration.

The grants are intended to help children and young people from low-income families to be able to do sports, ensuring that no minor ends up excluded from sports activities on economic grounds. Organising entities must be authorised by the Barcelona Institute of Sports.