The authorities in Kyiv have approved the allocation of 7.2 million Euros towards the hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
The City of Kyiv, the host city of the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest has approved the allocation of 7.2 million Euros towards the hosting of next years contest. The budget approved included 1.8 million Euros which will be spent in 2016, with the remaining 5.4 million Euros being spent in 2017. The money which has been approved today is on top of funding already approved by the Ukrainian Government.
In total the Ukrainian Government is planning to spend 16 million Euros on hosting next years contest in Kyiv. This figure is half of the annual support given by the Ukrainian Government towards the national broadcaster, NTU. The total funding approved by both the city and the Government now sits at over 23 million Euros.