HC Deb 22 January 2001 vol 361 c445W
16. Mr. Crausby

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to increase investment in grassroots football facilities. [144795]

Kate Hoey

The creation of the Football Foundation—a partnership between Government and football—will see a significant increase in investment in grass roots football in England. The Foundation has some £18 million to invest in grass roots football in 2000–01 and, although the funding arrangements for subsequent years are still under discussion, it is likely that the moneys available will more than treble from 2001–02 onwards.

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