Thursday, June 26, 2008

Welsh sport loses lottery money to Olympics

Just over a year ago, Peter Black wrote of a possible slicing of £24 million from lottery funding for sport and good causes in Wales.

Now it looks as if the shortfall on Welsh sport alone is going to be more like £60 million. Likely to suffer are such charitable sporting funds as the Community Chest. This is administered in Neath Port Talbot by the county borough council on behalf of the Sports Council for Wales.

In the past, the Community Chest has provided grants up to £1000 each to organisations fro activities which encourage more people to be more active, more often. The council has yet to find out how it can budget for the scheme for the next three years.
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