§ 21. Jim Dobbin
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the contribution of volunteers to sports coaching, with special reference to schools. 
§ Mr. Caborn
My Department and the Home Office will shortly launch our joint Volunteering in Sport project. This project will make available £7 million of funding over the next two years to provide training and volunteering opportunities for people both young and old. The project will focus on existing School Sport Coordinator Partnerships where they exist. The trained volunteers are part of the Volunteer Investment Strategy and will form an additional resource to deliver the Government's commitment to an entitlement of a minimum of two hours per week high quality PE and sport to every pupil, by helping teachers run school sports clubs, festivals and competitions and supporting local primary school sport. Many of the volunteers will also be deployed in community sports clubs.
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