Special sport and leisure activity grants

Sports and leisure time activity grants to children from low income households


Is your child entitled to additional support for leisure time in the autumn of 2021? 

The town of Hafnarfjörður draws special attention to the fact that children born in the years 2006-2015 who are domiciled in low-income households may be entitled to ISK 25,000. additional funding for sports and leisure activities in the autumn of 2021. 

The Icelandic government's measures in response to the Covid19 pandemic include support for children's recreational activities. This support is granted to the families of children born 2006-2015, living in homes where the average income of supporters, individuals, married or in registered partnership, was lower than 787.200 ISK per month between March and June 2021.

The support is 25.000 ISK for each child

This is a grant from the Ministry of Social Affairs for COVID-19, which the municipalities are responsible for paying out. The aim of the grant is to equalize the opportunities for children to participate in organized sports and leisure activities.  

All applications must be submitted before 31 December, 2021

If a parent / guardian believes that their child is entitled to an additional grant for sports and leisure activities taking place in the autumn of 2021 (during the period of August-December 2021) and has not used the grant already through Sportabler, the grant can be applied for on My pages no later than 31 December 2021. 

The attached documents must accompany the application

  • Valid receipt from the relevant sports or leisure club in .pdf format stating the name and ID number of the child, the amount and period of sports and leisure activities and what the parent has paid.
  • Withholding tax register of providers, individuals, couples or cohabitants for the year 2021. The withholding tax register can be downloaded from skattur.is

Grants will be paid for paid out costs for sports and leisure activities in the autumn of 2021 during the period August - December 2021. Sports and leisure activity grants may not be used for the payment of leisure centers, equipment, tools and clothing. 

All applications must be submitted before 31 December, 2021

apply for special sport and leisure activity grant