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Arts Council of England: Finance

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much grant in aid was allocated for Arts Council England in 2007-08; and how much has been allocated in each year for which projections have been made, broken down by budget subheading. (240337)

The grant in aid allocated to Arts Council England (ACE) from DCMS in the period in question is set out in the table, together with allocations by ACE budget subheads. ACE decides its own budget subhead allocations, not DCMS.

Grant in aid funding2007-082008-092009-102010-11

Original DCMS funding (£000)

£411,455 (Actual)

£430,905

£445,005

£468,505

ACE budget subheads

RFOs

325,725

335,878

346,911

357,114

Creative Partnerships

31,098

35,739

38,704

39,695

Administration

25,525

24,300

25,000

22,600

CLP

5,635

3,000

3,500

3,500

Free Theatre

0

100

2,400

0

Research

500

500

500

500

Managed funds

29,795

27,538

23,840

37,546

Contingency

720

5,000

4,000

5,000

Capital

0

1,350

1,650

1,550

Find your Talent

0

4,750

9,750

9,800

Grants to individuals

890

Current funding plans

419,888

438,155

456,255

477,305

Additional funding has also been allocated to ACE from other funding sources, which accounts for the difference between DCMS allocation and planned expenditure in each of the financial years set out in the table.