Sports: Children

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118752, on Sports: Children, how many children the (a) Families Fund and (b) Potentials Fund aims to support; and how many schools those children attend.

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

The Families Fund and the Potential Fund are new investment approaches. Projects apply directly to Sport England for funding and are then assessed against a range of criteria. Both the Families Fund and Potentials Fund are still in the early stages of investment and Sport England will work with successful projects to understand their reach and impact as they are rolled out.

16 awards totalling over £2.1m have so far been made from the Potentials Fund. This was announced in November 2017.

Sport England is currently assessing applications to the Families Fund which will make available awards of between £50,000-£500,000. Final decisions on projects to be awarded funding will be made in March 2018.

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