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Document E2021C0617(03)

State aid – Decision to raise no objections 2021/C 234/06

OJ C 234, 17.6.2021, p. 7–7 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 234/7

State aid – Decision to raise no objections

(2021/C 234/06)

The EFTA Surveillance Authority raises no objections to the following state aid measure:

Date of adoption of the decision

19 March 2021

Case No


Decision No


EFTA State



COVID-19 Aid scheme for voluntary sector organisations

Legal basis

The regulation on scheme to aid organisations in the voluntary sector (not adopted)

Type of measure



To ensure liquidity for voluntary organisations and through that stimulate activity and help voluntary organisations through the current COVID-19 crisis

Form of aid

Direct grants


755 million NOK


The aid intensity under category A (covers both costs and/or losses that organisations experience in more general terms) is up to 15 % of the amount received on the basis of the Regulation on VAT compensation for voluntary organisations in 2020.

The aid intensity under category B:

for cost connected to the development and/or adjustment of activities is 70 %.

Additional costs incurred in connection with events/activities can be covered up to 100 % of the costs; and

loss of rental income or income because of reduced attendance at, or participation in, an event/activity, can be covered up to 100 % of the loss.


19 March 2021 – 31 December 2021

Economic sectors

Voluntary sector

Name and address of the granting authority

Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority

P.O. Box 800

N-6805 Førde


The authentic text of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found on the EFTA Surveillance Authority’s website: