§ Lord Moynihan
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How long the freeze on new applications to Sport England community lottery fund lasted; what the impact of this freeze has been; and which regional sports boards are now accepting applications for community lottery funding. [HL4900]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
The freeze on community lottery applications was announced in December 2002. A moratorium was placed on the receipt of new applications, and decisions on 63 existing applications were deferred, for decision to be taken by regional sports boards. The boards, which were given responsibility for distributing community funding following the reorganisation of Sport England, began to consider new funding applications in May 2004. All nine regional sports boards are currently accepting applications for community funding.