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FUNDING IN SPORT PAGES 229 - 232. DEFINITIONS THE PUBLIC SECTOR – funding from the govt and local authorities THE PRIVATE SECTOR – companies whose aim.

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1 FUNDING IN SPORT PAGES

2 DEFINITIONS THE PUBLIC SECTOR – funding from the govt and local authorities THE PRIVATE SECTOR – companies whose aim is to make money, but who also often help to fund sport THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR – NGBs and local private clubs which exist for their members Have a look at the diagram funding pie

3 The Funding Pie The funding pie is made up of public, private and voluntary sectors They all receive money and pay out money in various ways Look at the funding pie information sheet

4 FUNDING FOR SPORT Sport makes money and costs money Sport has been regarded as a low status activity Therefore, receiving insufficient state funding (public sector) Funding has been received from private and voluntary sources

5 Funding for sport However, the attitude of politicians toward sport has changed They want to provide quality facilities for all They want to achieve international success

6 SPORTS FUNDING IN THE UK GOOD FEATURES National Lottery money available for excellence Some clubs are very wealthy Some games can now compete on even terms with the rest of the world Bring back our playing fields scheme – set up by the govt in 1999

7 SPORTS FUNDING IN THE UK BAD FEATURES A balance should be sought between public and private funding The complexity of funding in British sport has led to an imbalance between activities and provision on levels of the performance pyramid

8 SPORTS FUNDING IN THE UK BAD FEATURES Lottery money not evenly distributed Lack of equality amongst clubs e.g. Ambition can outweigh financial resources, resulting in clubs going bankrupt e.g. NGBs can lose their control when they sell their sport for commercial reasons Commercialism has a massive role to play in British sport, this has come from a lack of govt aid, resulting in some clubs losing their control

9 SPORTS AID A charity, set up in 1998 Funded by: -Foundation for sport and the arts -Sponsorship from companies -Donations from individuals and companies

10 SPORTS AID It gives grants to talented able bodied and disabled performers who are outside of the World Class Programme See handouts

11 SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR ELITE PERFORMERS TRUST & CHARITIES NATIONAL LOTTERY (WCP) PART TIME WORK NGB PRIVATE COMPANIES PARENTS AND FAMILIES SPORTS AID SPONSORSHIP

12 NATIONAL LOTTERY Has a huge impact on British sport Now the main source of sports funding in the UK The Lottery was originally set up to raise money for 5 good causes A 6 th cause was added in 1998 – New Opportunities fund for health and education projects

13 GOODS CAUSES NEW OPPS CHARITIES MILLENNIUM HERITAGETHE ARTS SPORT

14 WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? The Lottery sports fund provides grants of more than £200 million annually This is distributed by the sports councils to support and encourage sporting excellence and mass participation The councils make their own decisions about where the funding goes

15 NATIONAL LOTTERY MONEY

16 NATIONAL LOTTERY AND EXCELLENCE UK sport distributes £25 million of lottery funding to: NGBs World Class Performance Programmes (WCPP) UKSI and its coaches Sports science back up Warm weather and acclimatisation training Travel and accommodation for competition Athlete development programmes and training facilities

17 NATIONAL LOTTERY AND EXCELLENCE Each project is co-ordinated by a performance director Performers are set targets that correspond with success If performers do not achieve their targets, they lose their funding we have the talented athletes who can be winners on the world stage and we must give them the best services and facilities in the world so they have the best possible chance to succeed Sir Steve Redgrave (UKSI board member)

18 NATIONAL LOTTERY AND MASS PARTICIPATION The Sports Councils not only aim for excellence, but also encourage sports development and the provision of facilities They provide funding for: Individuals Sports clubs Local Government NGBs

19 NATIONAL LOTTERY AND MASS PARTICIPATION Over £1 billion of lottery money has been awarded to over 3,000 community sports projects Sport England has focused on increasing participation by young people and improving sports provision in schools The Sports Council for Wales has done the same – Dragon Sport and PESS (see notes) Other priorities include: -Supporting deprived areas -Ethnic minorities - People with disabilities - Women


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