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Young Offenders: Princes Trust

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will provide funding to the partnership of the Prince's Trust and the Football Association football initiative in helping young adults in young offender institutions. (296046)

The Prince’s Trust works with, and is funded by the Premier League, Professional Footballer's Association and the Football Foundation. The Football Association is currently not one of its partners.

The Government invest £15 million each year in the Football Foundation, the UK's largest sports' charity. Funded by the Premier League, the Football Association and Government, the Foundation directs £40 million every year into improving grass roots sport facilities to help increase participation in football and other sports, a key departmental priority, and address some of society's key challenges, such as social inclusion, health, education and equalities.

The Department has no current plans to provide direct funding to this initiative.