FOI Request - Sports Funding
Request - 101000395684
Please can you provide answers to the following questions, under Freedom of Information, regarding where local authorities spend the sport budget:
1: How much money has been spent (on how many projects) by the authority on sport over the past five years? (in cash terms and as a percentage of the total council budget)
2: In each of those five years, what percentage of overall cash spent and how many projects supported are in areas identified as the most deprived 50% using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)?
3: In each of those five years, what percentage of overall cash spent and how many projects supported were in areas identified as the most deprived 20% using the SIMD?
4: In each of those five years, what percentage of overall cash spent and how many projects supported was in areas identified as the least deprived 20%, using the SIMD?
1. 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Sports / Holiday Initiatives 39,537.18 0.00 0.00 Became self-funding from 2013/14
Rugby Development 2,000. 2,000.00 457.31 Also funded by external grants
Sports Development Administration 57,185.41 60,966.74 47,005.71
Common Wealth Games 0.00 0.00 1,949.54
Information prior to 2012/13 is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
In relation to questions 2-4, due to the very small number of data zones within Moray that are identified as most deprived areas according to the SIMD, we have not undertaken any specific projects over the past 5yrs in these areas. All the sports projects we have organised/delivered are open to all, regardless of location/ability etc. Certainly since 2013, we have not spent any cash on sports projects unless external funding has been sought as we no longer have a budget. The sports development administration figures for Q1 relates to staffing costs in sports development.