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Sport: Funding

Volume 708: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the funding systems for sports and leisure projects to reduce administration and maximise the resources available to them. [HL1328]

The Government are committed to constant improvement of the systems in place for the funding of sport in order to reduce administration and maximise the impact of the £480 million we will be putting into sport to provide a lasting grass-roots legacy for London 2012.

Over the next three years, Sport England will reduce spend on administration costs by £20 million in order to achieve this. The savings will be delivered through measures such as centralising and streamlining the grant-making process and strengthened procurement.