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Swimming Pools: Finance

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial assistance is available to fund community swimming pools. (143129)

Financial assistance for community swimming pools is available through Sport England's Community Investment Fund (CIF). Applicants need to meet CIF criteria and show strong links with Sport England Regional Sports and Amateur Swimming Association strategies. Since 1997 swimming has been the biggest recipient of lottery funding, having attracted £249 million of which £242 million has gone to community swimming.