To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding her Department has provided to the Football Association in the last year; and how that funding has been spent.
22 February 2017
Through Sport England, the Government has provided £8,453,501 in 2016/17 to the Football Association. This includes funding to grassroots coaching, and to programmes which are designed to increase the number of children and young people playing the game, encourage more disabled people to play football and help talented disabled and women footballers develop their potential.
The Government is also a joint funder with the Premier League and the FA in the Football Foundation that invests millions each year into improving community football facilities in towns and cities across England. This year alone we have invested £18million, including £8 million to the Parklife programme, which aims to create over 100 football hubs in English cities by 2020.