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Dawn Bowden, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip

First published:
27 January 2022
Last updated:

Investing in sporting facilities is a key commitment in our Programme for Government and is integral to our nation’s health and wellbeing as we recover from the pandemic.

I am pleased to announce that we are investing a further £4.5m of capital funding this year to support a range of projects for enhancing football, swimming etc. facilities across Wales that will enable increased participation across a wide range of sports. This funding will be delivered through Sport Wales and brings our total capital investment in sport this year to more than £13.2m with projects supported in every part of Wales.

This package reflects the value we continue to place on our sports facilities as environments that create inclusive opportunities for people to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of sport, and to unleash their sporting potential.

The draft Budget for 2022-23, published on 21 December, includes a further capital investment in sporting facilities of £24m over the next three years and will be delivered by Sport Wales.