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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01720: Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 29 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much sportscotland has invested in para-sports in each year since 2007-08.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 25 August 2016

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) has the lead role for developing the quality of disability sport for disabled people in Scotland. Since 2007, sportscotland has invested over £5.18million into SDS. A breakdown is in the following table. Breakdown of sportscotland investment into Scottish Disability Sport (includes Scottish Government and National Lottery funding):

Year

Investment

2016-17

£653,600

2015-16

£653,600

2014-15

£633,600

2013-14

£645,600

2012-13

£543,600

2011-12

£541,000

2010-11

£538,500

2009-10

£436,500

2008-09

£276,750

2007-08

£250,750

 

£5,182,500

In addition to the direct investment into SDS, sportscotland’s investment in Scottish governing bodies of sport also supports disability and its integration through the sport. Sportscotland’s Institute of Sport also supports over 50 Paralympic and Commonwealth Games para-athletes, providing specialist support and expertise.In addition, £12 million is being invested into the redevelopment of the sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde to become Scotland’s first fully-inclusive residential facility which will provide more opportunities for hosting national and international sporting events, particularly in para-sport.