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Racism in Football

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding her Department provides towards campaigns to prevent racism in football. (119107)

The Government provide funding for projects to prevent racism in football through the Football Foundation, the UK's largest sports charity.

Since its launch in July 2000 the Foundation has funded nine anti-racism projects worth in excess of £2.5 million, 32 black and minority ethnic community schemes worth £6 million, four projects worth over £800,000 for asylum or refugee groups and a project for traveller communities worth over £200,000.