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Lacrosse

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what public funding (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which his Department is responsible is providing for teams representing (A) England, (B) Scotland, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland at lacrosse in 2008-09. (224042)

Funding for sport in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a devolved matter.

DCMS does not fund individual sports directly. Exchequer funding for sport in England is distributed by Sport England who have advised that the English Lacrosse Association (ELA) has received over £1.6 million. Of this, £1.26 million is to support the delivery of the lacrosse Whole Sport Plan during 2005 to 2009. The ELA has utilised some of this funding to support its England teams.

Awards to the ELA for 2008-09 are:

Sport England core funding £316,667

This funding is used by the ELA to support delivery of its Whole Sport Plan for 2005 to 2009. Club Links award: £10,000—this award supports delivery of the Club Links work strand of the PE and School Sport for Young People programme.

Step into Sport: £15,000

This award supports delivery of the Step into Sport work strand of the PE and School Sport for Young People programme.

Club and Coach funding

The ELA is also in receipt of an award for £357,000 over three years 2007 to 2010. Payments to ELA in the current financial year will be subject to the submission of claims and satisfactory delivery of award outcomes. The award supports the creation of a talent development programme in Lacrosse at the grass roots level.