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Football Foundation

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Sport England has paid to the Football Foundation in each of the last three years; and what payments he expects to be made in each of the next three years. (284234)

[holding answer 3 July 2009]: Sport England advise that in the last three years it has funded the Football Foundation for capital and revenue projects as follows:

2006-07: £20,675,000 (Exchequer) + £2,500,000 (Lottery)

2007-08: £16,000,000 (Exchequer) + £2,500,000 (Lottery)

2008-09: £17,500,000 (Exchequer)

In addition the Football Foundation received the following Exchequer payments on behalf of the Football Association under the Community Club Development Programme, a programme administered by Sport England:

2006-07: £1,388,784

2007-08: £2,307,495

2008-09: £4,047,670

Sport England is currently in negotiation with the Football Foundation over its funding agreement for 2009-13.