Skip to main content

Leisure: Birmingham

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department has provided for (a) public libraries, (b) museums, (c) galleries, (d) arts development and support, (e) open spaces, (f) sport and leisure facilities, (g) school sport and (h) other cultural services in Birmingham in each year since 1997. (325168)

Information on funding levels in Birmingham for (a) public libraries, (b) museums, (c) galleries, (e) open spaces, (f) sport and leisure facilities, and (h) other cultural services is not held centrally.

I am able to provide details of funding in Birmingham for:

(d) Arts development and support

The following table details funding provided under the Grants for the Arts programme in the Birmingham local authority area since the programme was introduced in 2003:

Amount of grants for the arts funding provided to organisations based in the Birmingham local authority area

£

2003-04

2,306,449

2004-05

3,464,364

2005-06

3,313,558

2006-07

4,627,704

2007-08

2,457,633

2008-09

2,238,845

Total

18,408,553

and

(g) School sport

Every community in England will benefit from investment into delivery of the five hour offer, which is targeted through our national network of 450 school sport partnerships and 49 county sport partnerships. Exchequer funding for school sport partnerships in Birmingham began in 2004 and is continuing through the PE and Sport Strategy for Young People, (PESSYP), jointly funded by my Department and the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Funding provided for school sport partnerships in Birmingham in each year since 2004 is shown in the following table:

Funding for school sports partnerships in Birmingham

£

2004

1,829,386

2005

2,306,047

2006

2,627,371

2007

2,364,633

2008

2,847,453

2009

2,914,155

Total

14,889,045

Funding provided for sports colleges in Birmingham in each year since the first sports college was established is shown in the following table:

Funding for sports colleges in Birmingham

£

2000-01

471,580

2001-02

766,522

2002-03

734,788

2003-04

796,354

2004-05

1,147,896

2005-06

1,231,120

2006-07

1,291,855

2007-08

1,476,157

2008-09

1,430,315

2009-10

1,462,089

Total

10,808,676

Birmingham county sport partnership has received PESSYP funding via the Sport Unlimited, Leadership and Volunteering and Recruit into Coaching programmes. The key investments are outlined in the following table:

Programme

Year

Funding (£)

Sport Unlimited

2008-09

214,450

2009-10

271,938

2010-11

333,296

Total

819,684

Leadership and Volunteering

2008-09

22,000

2009-10

22,000

2010-11

22,000

Total

66,000

Recruit into Coaching

2009-10

8,786

2010-11

12,500

Total

20,286