– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 17 March 2003.

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Photo of Fiona McLeod Fiona McLeod Scottish National Party

Question S1W-34555

To ask the Scottish Executive how local groups can access funding for the provision of skateparks.

Photo of Elaine Murray Elaine Murray Labour

Responsibility for the provision of recreational and leisure facilities is primarily a matter for local authorities. In December 2002, local authorities were notified of their Quality of Life funding over the next three financial years. This funding is expected to be used to reflect the shared central and local government priorities for improving the local environment and increasing opportunities for children and young people. This funding follows the success of the reallocation of £95 million of Executive funds in June 2002, which some local authorities chose to spend on skateparks.

In addition to this, applications for the provision of such facilities can be made to sportscotland under the Lottery Sports Fund’s Sport Facilities Programme. Another possible funding route is the Awards for All Programme, though the maximum level of award is £5,000.

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