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):
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.