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Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 71327, tabled on 19 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding her Department plans to provide for UK teams competing in the Deaflympics in the future.

Answered on

25 April 2017

No lottery funding has been allocated to the Deaflympics in any of the last three years. However, in 2012, Sport England invested £134,620 of National Lottery funding into UK Deaf Sport (UKDS) to support the Great Britain team in attending the most recent Deaflympics at Sofia in 2013.

While there are currently no plans to provide funding for UK teams competing in the Deaflympics in future, between 2014 and 2017 Sport England is investing £365,791 in UK Deaf Sport to provide disability and impairment specific expertise to create more opportunities for deaf people to play sport regularly. This was an increase of £83,817 (30%) from its 2011-2014 investment. A breakdown of funding awarded to UK Deaf Sport by Sport England in each of the last five years is detailed below:

Financial Year