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Sports Aid

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many young athletes in (a) England and (b) Tamworth constituency have received financial support from SportsAid. (151112)

SportsAid is a registered charity for sports people and focuses on giving grants to young people aged 12 to 16 from funds raised from the private sector. It would not, therefore, be appropriate for Government to answer on behalf of SportsAid.

However, SportsAid receives an annual Exchequer grant from Sport England, and for this financial year, will receive £199,270 to support its operational costs.

In addition, SportsAid is responsible for administering Government funding for the talented athlete scholarship scheme (TASS), which includes TASS 2012. The programme supports young sporting talent primarily in further and higher education. Since TASS and TASS 2012 were launched, 2,648 athletes in England and two in the Tamworth constituency have received financial support.