– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 9th March 2011.

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Photo of Ian McKee Ian McKee Scottish National Party

Question S3W-39518

To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding (a) it and (b) its agencies have given to the Scottish Football Association and other football governing bodies in each of the last 10 years for which information is available and on what contractual basis.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

In the three years from 2008-09, the Scottish Football Association was awarded £2.535 million direct from the Scottish Government to deliver a wide range of football opportunities as part of the Cashback for Communities programme. A further £2 million has been provided from the Cashback for Communities programme to sportscotland to help support the delivery of quality facilities in communities across Scotland.

The Scottish Football Association has received significant funding from sportscotland in each of the last ten years to support the implementation of the sport’s development plan. The level of investment is an operational matter and I have asked the chief executive of sportscotland, Stewart Harris, to provide the detailed information requested.

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