Culture Media and Sport
Menzies Campbell (North East Fife, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many organisations have applied to the Protecting Playing Fields Fund since it was established; how many such applications have been successful; how much money has been allocated from the fund since it was established; and for how many pitches or playing fields such funds have been used.
Hugh Robertson (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport; Faversham and Mid Kent, Conservative)
Since it was established, in Rounds 1, 2 and 3, 237 organisations have applied to the Protecting Playing Fields Fund. Of these applications, 163 were successful. Around £8.2 million has been allocated from the fund over these rounds, benefiting 504 playing fields and pitches.