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BallThis section contains SFAO audits related to sport and cultural policy issues.

Audit Youth and Sport subsidies (synthesis report) - Federal Office of Sport

The Youth and Sport (Y+S) programme of the Federal Office of Sport (FOSPO) supports organisers – mainly sports clubs – of sports courses and camps for children and young people with contributions. Approximately CHF 100 million, or about 80% of FOSPO's total subsidy credit, is used to support around 70 sports and disciplines and over 600,000 participants per year. FOSPO is responsible for the programme and works together with sports associations and the cantons, which in turn are responsible for approvals and systematic controls of courses and camps. A key programme objective is the basic and advanced training of Y+S instructors.

Audit number: 17657

Audit Subsidies: synthesis report - Pro Helvetia

The public law foundation Pro Helvetia (PH) is charged with promoting Swiss art and culture with a view to diversity and high quality. The culture dispatch for 2016 to 2020 set a payment framework for PH. After cutbacks, this amounts to CHF 202.8 million, which corresponds to an average of around CHF 40.5 million per year.

Audit number: 17614

Audit Subsidies - Federal Office of Sport

The Federal Office of Sport (FOSPO) promotes sport and physical exercise in Switzerland and their positive, useful and essential role in society. To this end, in 2016 it had approximately CHF 113 million available, divided into five loans. In addition, the loans are managed in connection with the national sports facilities – 2016 investment expenditure amounting to CHF 11.2 million. The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) examined three loans amounting to about CHF 26.2 million in terms of lawful and efficient use. In the context of the examination of the loans in connection with the support of associations and organisations, national sports facilities and international sporting events, the SFAO carried out audits of FOSPO and selected subsidy recipients. Swiss Olympic, the Biel tennis centre expansion project and the European gymnastics championship held in 2016 were selected.

Audit number: 17603