Sports: Hearing Impairment

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much lottery funding has been allocated to the Deaflympics in each of the last three years.

Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding her Department has given to UK Deaf Sport in each of the last five years.

Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding her Department plans to provide for UK teams competing in the Deaflympics in the future.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

No lottery funding has been allocated to the Deaflympics in any of the last three years. However, in 2012, Sport England invested £134,620 of National Lottery funding into UK Deaf Sport (UKDS) to support the Great Britain team in attending the most recent Deaflympics at Sofia in 2013.

While there are currently no plans to provide funding for UK teams competing in the Deaflympics in future, between 2014 and 2017 Sport England is investing £365,791 in UK Deaf Sport to provide disability and impairment specific expertise to create more opportunities for deaf people to play sport regularly. This was an increase of £83,817 (30%) from its 2011-2014 investment. A breakdown of funding awarded to UK Deaf Sport by Sport England in each of the last five years is detailed below:

Financial Year

Investment

2012/13

£93,658

2013/14

£91,570

2014/15

£120,290

2015/16

£121,342

2016/17

£124,240

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