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Sports: Hemel Hempstead

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department has provided for (a) amateur sports clubs and (b) sport in schools in Hemel Hempstead since 1997. (233837)

My Department does not provide any direct funding of grassroots sport; funding is channelled through Sport England. Sport England have advised that they do not hold specific information about grants benefiting amateur sports clubs and sport in schools in Hemel Hempstead and the information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

However, Sport England can identify the specific projects they have supported in Hemel Hempstead and Dacorum local authority. The total value of these awards is £6,000,764 (£5,975,104 Lottery funding and £25,660 Exchequer funding).

Of this total, some awards made specifically to amateur sports clubs and sport in schools. The value of these awards is £446,864 to £98,716 to amateur sports clubs and £348,148 to schools.

While only a limited number of awards have been identified as being made specifically to amateur sports clubs or schools sports projects, amateur sports clubs and school sport projects would have benefited significantly from other grants within the overall figures provided.