My Department does not draw a distinction between urban and rural areas. Detail on lottery grants is held on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport lottery grants database by constituency and local authority. An award may be sent to an address in an urban area for use in a rural area.
The expenditure on sport in the tax year 2007-08 which was funded by public money (lottery and Exchequer funding) is as follows:
The amount drawn down by the lottery sport distributors, consisting of Sport England, Sports Council Wales, Sport Scotland, Sports Northern Ireland and UK Sport according to the un-audited national lottery distribution fund’s annual accounts in 2007-08 was £216.111 million.
The amount drawn down by the Olympic lottery distributor from the Olympic lottery distribution fund in 2007-08 was £198.846 million. Again, this is an un-audited figure. In addition, some grants made by the Big Lottery Fund may have benefited groups related to sport.
The amount of Exchequer funding was £193.9 million.
My Department does not hold records of the expenditure on sport from either sponsorship or other sources. This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.