Commonwealth Games 2022

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 19 July 2022.

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Photo of Paulette Hamilton Paulette Hamilton Labour, Birmingham, Erdington

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Commonwealth Games on the people and communities of Birmingham.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will deliver a fantastic legacy for the people and communities of Birmingham.

A range of programmes are helping to boost jobs and skills; encourage more people to try sport; and engage young people in the Commonwealth through a National Learning Programme.

We have invested £21m in a Business and Tourism Programme to encourage investment and visitors to Birmingham and the West Midlands, which will help to grow the regional economy.

The significant core public investment in the Games of £778 million is creating a positive economic and social impact. It is creating new jobs, attracting visitors to the region and improving infrastructure that will benefit the local communities long after the curtain closes on the Games - like the Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr.

This public investment has also helped to unlock over £85 million additional funding from a range of public and third sector bodies including a £35m investment from Sport England to deliver a physical activity legacy and the £12m that has been invested in exciting arts and culture programmes across Birmingham, including £2m funding from Birmingham City Council for the Creative City Grants Programme.

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