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Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding for (a) the arts, (b) heritage, (c) active leisure and (d) museums his Department allocated to (i) England, (ii) the west midlands and (iii) each local authority area in the west midlands from 2010 to 2012.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The Department provides grant-in-aid funding to public bodies that help deliver our strategic aims and objectives for the arts, heritage, community sport and museums. The grant in aid allocated to these bodies can be found in the Department's annual reports, and in funding allocation letters, which can be found at the following links:

http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/Annual_ Report_and_Accounts_2010_11.pdf and


Arts Council England has provided details of arts and museum funding distributed in England and the west midlands. Museum funding data are not recorded by local authority area.

Arts funding
  2010-11 2011-12
(i) England 401,849,829 392,691,133
  2010-11 2011-12
(ii) West midlands 45,157,638 44,359,071
(iii) West midlands local authority areas    
Birmingham 22,055,423 21,053,661
Bromsgrove 18,593 12,635
Coventry 1,899,926 1,970,029
Dudley 67,462 122,952
East Staffordshire 14,000 0
Herefordshire, County of 593,161 459,140
Lichfield 72,635 59,251
Malvern Hills 81,970 107,550
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,082,029 1,008,500
North Warwickshire 0 0
Nuneaton and Bedworth 7,665 0
Redditch 0 8,819
Rugby 1,000 95,885
Sand well 457,278 439,577
Shropshire 716,343 776,573
Solihull 11,302 150,157
South Staffordshire 0 0
Stafford 113,800 77,385
Staffordshire Moorlands 0 0
Stoke-on-Trent 363,210 206,278
Stratford-on-Avon 15,362,633 14,977,995
Tamworth 0 44,500
Telford and Wrekin 14,500 158,196
Walsall 945,543 931,694
Warwick 405,310 649,423
Wolverhampton 389,912 536,281
Worcester 357353 403,636
Wychavon 121,372 108,954
Wyre Forest 5,218 0
Renaissance Museum Programme funding
£ million
  2010-11 2011-12
(i) England 43 37.6
(ii) West midlands 4.6 4.1

We do not hold data for funding allocated to ‘active leisure’; however, Sport England allocates Exchequer funding to community sport. Full details of the funds awarded by region and local authority, from 2010 to 2012, can be found at the following link:


English Heritage has provided a breakdown of grant offers they have made in England and the west midlands. These figures are not broken down by local authority area.

£ million
  West midlands(1) England
2010-11 3.706 24.373
2011-12 2.835 23.729
(1)Amounts exclude offers made under the English Heritage National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme.

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