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Gyms: Finance

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has allocated to mobile gymnasia in each year since 2005-06; and how much is likely to be allocated to such facilities in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2011-12. (177105)

There is no national funding programme specifically set up to support the provision of mobile gymnasia. Each Sport England region has an open application process to consider both capital and revenue projects and provides funding based on individual merit.

In the period 2005 to 2008, Sport England committed £896,007 to two mobile gymnasia projects. The first of these projects was completed in 2005 at a total cost to Sport England of £641,635. The project attracted an additional £483,906 in partnership funding. The second project was allocated funding of £254,372 to be spent over the three year period 2005 to 2008.

The allocation of funding by Sport England for the provision of mobile gymnasia in the period 2008 to 2012 will be subject to the consideration and merit of all submitted projects.