Football: Sportsgrounds

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

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to increase the number of G4 football pitches in (a) Easington constituency and (b) the North East.

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

We continue to invest public funding, via Sport England and The Football Foundation, to help improve the quality of community sports facilities across the country, in partnership with the FA and the Premier League, and working with local authorities.

Over the last five years the North East area has benefitted from £14.7million of facilities investment from these partners, delivered by the Football Foundation charity.

The National Football Facilities Strategy sets out a strategic approach by the partners to grant funding, based on Local Football Facilities Plans in every local authority. It is anticipated that a local plan for Easington will be ready by March 2019.

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