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Sport England: Finance

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of Sport England's £10 million Sustainable Facilities Fund has been spent in 2009-10; and what projects have received such funding. (294785)

[holding answer 22 October 2009]: Sport England's Sustainable Facilities Fund invests in modern community facility projects that are viable in the long term—partnerships between public, private and commercial organisations with sustainable revenue funding to maintain high standards of facility provision and customer service.

The fund invests close to £10 million a year of lottery and Exchequer money into innovative projects capable of transforming the places where we play or take part in sport as part of our aim to create a world-leading community sport system of clubs, coaches, facilities and volunteers.

Sport England has recently announced the first round of funding for seven awards through the Sustainable Facilities Fund, totalling £6,869,000. The details of these awards can be found in the following table. In addition to this, Sport England has invited a further four applicants to bid for stage two development awards, which will be announced later in the year.

Applicant

Project title

Grant (£)

Status

Funding

Region

Plymouth City Council

Plymouth Life Centre

1,999,000

Award

Exchequer

South West

Nottingham Trent University

Extension to 8 Sports Hall

700,000

Award

Exchequer

East Midlands

Northrowram Community Sports and Activity Centre

Clubhouse

175,000

Award

Exchequer

Yorks

Paignton Community Sports College

Sports Hub

375,000

Award

Exchequer

South West

Burnage RFU

All Weather Pitch

120,000

Award

Exchequer

North West

Durham University

Maiden Castle Sports Centre

500,000

Award

Exchequer

North East

Manchester City Council

Regeneration Sportcity

3,000,000

Award

Lottery

North West