Sport England’s total Whole Sport Plan budget, which covers the four years 2005-09, is £165.7 million. This is split between 34 priority and development sports. A proportion of the budget is also currently used to fund a further 12 sports, albeit at lower levels than priority and development sports. This element of funding is currently under review.
Of the above, £158.5 million has been committed1 so far.
There is no amount within the budget allocated specifically to 2012 Olympics or related purposes. However, Whole Sport Plan investment is a key part of Sport England’s overall drive to strengthen grassroots and community sport as part of achieving a lasting 2012 legacy.
1 Figures expressed as “committed” rather than “spent” are more stable and provide a truer expression of the amount of budget still available to be allocated.