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National Lottery: Play

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of the funding available under the Big Lottery Fund Children’s Play initiative has been (a) committed and (b) spent. (198335)

The figures reflect the proportion of money which has been committed and spent under the Big Lottery Fund’s children’s play initiative in England.

£

Programme name

Current value (committed)

Total paid to date (spent)

Play Infrastructure

14,494,368

5,972,696

Playful Ideas

8,706,612

1,610,325

Children’s Play

113,889,266

9,135,853

Total

137,090,246

16,718,874

The total money available for the Children’s Play initiative is £155 million. The Big Lottery Fund has committed 88 per cent. of the total available and expect to commit all funds under the play initiative by September 2008.