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Departments: Peterborough

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what grants for which her Department is responsible have been given to Peterborough city council since 1997; and what the value was of such grants. (139250)

In the revenue return to Communities and Local Government, Peterborough reported that it has received no grants between 1997-98 and 2006-07 from my Department. These specific grants are those inside Aggregate External Finance (AEF) (i.e. revenue grants paid for councils’ core services) paid to Peterborough and exclude grants outside AEF such as capital grants, funding for local authorities' housing management responsibilities, European funding; or where authorities are simply one of the recipients of funding paid towards an area.

These revenue returns do not therefore detail the money that is paid out by the National Lottery, DCMS non-departmental public bodies and other sources. Departmental data indicates that the following grants were paid to Peterborough.

The following table shows the number and value of grants on the Department's Lottery Grants Database (which uses information supplied by the lottery distributors) where the name of the recipient is recorded as “Peterborough city council”. Lottery distributing bodies make grant decisions independently of my Department.

Calendar year

Number of Grants

Value of grants to nearest £1,000

1997

1

15,000

1998

1

54,000

1999

1

629,000

2000

3

528,000

2001

6

490,000

2002

6

653,000

2003

12

1,326,000

2004

5

1,480,000

2005

4

401,000

2006

0

0

2007 (to date)

0

0

Total

39

5,578,000

Arts Council England has provided grants totalling £204,659 to Peterborough

city council since 1997, see following table.

Project

Value of Grant

1997-98

Consultancy for Peterborough Arts Strategy

7,500

1998-99

To support the salary of a literature development worker in Peterborough

4,500

1998-99

Towards ‘Once Upon a Time’ video drama project, from the Media Production fund

4,000

1998-99

Many Voices, One City project

1,500

1998-99

To support artists’ fees, venue hire and publicity costs of the Peterborough Festival of Stories

1,000

1999-2000

To support the salary of a literature development worker for Peterborough

4,500

2000-01

ESF Project Funding

5,334

2001-02

To present and promote a programme of contemporary art and digital 1 art at the Museum and Art gallery

7,426

2002-03

New Media Gallery

132,899

2002-03

To link the launch of the New Media Gallery with the regional ‘MESH’ event in April 2003. The project will commission new work

36,000

Total

204,659

English Heritage has provided grants totalling £99,651 to Peterborough city

council since 1997, see following table.

Value of grant (£)

1997

Conservation Area Partnership Scheme

18,937

1998

Conservation Area Partnership Scheme

3,322

1999

Conservation Area Partnership Scheme

17,767

2005

Peterborough's First People Project

59,625

Total

99,651

Sport England has provided one grant to Peterborough city council since 1997 of £100,000 for Woodford Skate Park in 2004.

Screen East, the Regional Screen Agency, has provided grants totalling £11,000 to Peterborough city council since 1997, see following table.

Date

Project

Value of grant (£)

4 July 2005

Children's & Young People's Film Awards

5,000

29 September 2006

Children's & Young People's Film Awards

6,000

Total

11,000