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Big Lottery Fund

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of Big Lottery Fund grants went to statutory bodies in each year for which figures are available. (153314)

The following figures reflect the amount and percentage of grants awarded to statutory bodies in each year. They include awards under the Big Lottery Fund’s new programmes introduced since June 2004 and legacy programmes inherited from the Community Fund and New Opportunities Fund.

Financial year (ending 31 March)

Amount awarded to statutory bodies (£)

Percentage of grants awarded to statutory bodies

2004

391,257,825

43.9

2005

406,007,513

57.1

2006

52,820,765

11.0

2007

33,695,507

10.6

The Big Lottery Fund was created in June 2004. The definition of Statutory Bodies used covers the European regional development fund, further or higher education or university, local government, non-departmental public bodies, parish councils, public corporations, state schools and statutory health bodies.

The Big Lottery Fund has given an undertaking that, under its new programmes, 60-70 per cent. of the funding will go to the third sector. Between June 2004 and March 2007, the figure for third sector awards under new programmes has been 77 per cent. 23 per cent. has gone to the statutory sector.