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Sports: Expenditure

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on the (a) Sporting and (b) Cultural Champions initiatives since each was established. (198227)

Sport England’s current available records indicate that they have allocated the following amounts to the Sporting Champions programme since 2001-02.

£

2001-02

297,737

2002-03

338,714

2003-04

329,737

2004-05

336,026

2005-06

300,000

2006-07

300,000

2007-08

300,000

DCMS does not fund a “Cultural Champions” programme but we do fund a mentoring programme, which use mentors from sport, music and the media to help young people that are at risk of social exclusion engage with positive activities and make positive life choices. DCMS has allocated £1 million per year to this programme since it was established in 2006-07.