Schools and grassroots communities across the UK face drastic cuts in sports funding following the government’s comprehensive spending review.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s overall budget will be cut by 24% – from £1.9bn to £1.1.bn – over the next four years while Sport England, who distribute funding for grassroots sport, face cuts of 33% over the same period.
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In line with this we want to hear your thoughts on the key issues in the amateur game before we embark on a series of discussions with the game’s governing bodies.
Do you know a person, group or organisation that has recently used the positive power of sport to make a real and lasting difference in their community?
If so, then you need to know about the Barclays Community Sports Award!
The Football Foundation was recognised with a Special Achievement award at the MBNA North West Football Awards this week.
Chief Executive Paul Thorogood received the award on behalf of the charity, which is funded by the Premier League, The FA and government.
Grassroots football will take centre stage this week as Kick it Out launch their 2010 Weeks of Action.
During their One Game One Community Weeks of Action, football’s equality and inclusion campaign will host three grassroots events aimed at encouraging greater participation in grassroots football.