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Supporters Direct

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public money has been allocated to Supporters Direct in 2005-06; and if she will make a statement. (99289)

A total of £415,000 was allocated to Supporters Direct during 2005-06. This comprised £325,000 from Sport England and £90,000 from Sport Scotland.

Supporters Direct was established in 2001 and aims to deliver responsible democratic representation at football clubs through the establishment of Supporters Trusts. Over 140 trusts have already been established with Supporters Direct’s help and over 65,000 people have been introduced to local democratic structures as club trust members.

Supporters Direct’s accounts are independently audited, approved by its members and are available on its website at:

www.supporters-direct.org.