Sport England announces latest funding totals

Published: Monday 6th February 2017 by The News Editor

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Netball, rugby union, table tennis and tennis have all been given significant government grants for grassroots sport but the Football Association must wait to find out how much funding it will get over the next four years.

Following December’s announcement of £88million between 26 sports, Sport England has awarded a further £101million between 25 more sports.

The FA, which is under government pressure to reform itself or lose public money, has been allocated £5.6million for its disability and women’s development programmes over the next four years, with a decision on the full award left pending. Football’s governing body received £30million from Sport England between 2013 and 2017.

Netball got the biggest award today, with £16.9million for development and £3million to help the England team prepare for the 2019 World Cup in Liverpool. The GB basketball team, ignored by elite funding agency UK Sport, also received £1m for the national team, with a further £4.7million going to basketball development in England.

The Rugby Football Union has been given £12.6million, Table Tennis England £8.3million, the Lawn Tennis Association £8.2million and British Athletics £7.3million.

In a Sport England press release, sports minister Tracey Crouch said: “National governing bodies have an important role to play in strengthening sport at the grassroots, bringing new participants in, keeping people involved by offering a great experience and developing the next generation of talent.

“This investment of over £100million from the government and National Lottery will help boost community sport and have a positive impact on people’s lives.”

Published: Monday 6th February 2017 by The News Editor

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