Edward Miliband Written Questions

3 Questions to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport tabled by Edward Miliband


Date Title Questioner
11 Jun 2018, 4:14 p.m. Arts and Culture: Finance Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated for arts and culture in Doncaster (a) in total, (b) per head of the local population and (c) per head in England for the latest year for which figures are available.

Answer (Michael Ellis)

The government is committed to ensuring that people from across the country have access to our world class art and culture, and Arts Council England has worked hard in recent years to ensure investment outside London has increased as a percentage and in cash terms. In 2017/18, the latest year for which figure are available, Arts Council England invested £1,383,998 in Doncaster (Local Authority region); the data below outlines the funding allocated per head for Doncaster and England for the same year. The £ per head figure may not provide a true reflection of the benefits that Doncaster will receive from cultural investment across England, as many arts organisations take their work across the country impacting regions outside the area that they are based in.

£ per Head by Decision Year

Year

Doncaster

England

2017/18

£4.50

£11.32

11 Jun 2018, 4:13 p.m. Heritage Lottery Fund Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the per capita heritage lottery funding was in (a) Doncaster and (b) England in the last year for which data are available.

Answer (Michael Ellis)

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £270,000 to projects in Doncaster in the last financial year (£0.88 per capita). Since the organisation’s inception, it has awarded nearly £17m of grants to Doncaster, which amounts to £54.87 per capita. The total grants awarded in England in the last financial year totalled £4.07 per capita.

HLF always looks to address issues around lower levels of funding, and Doncaster has been a priority development area for HLF since 2003. Under this approach, where HLF works closely with heritage and other organisations locally to increase capacity and levels of applications, it has supported 104 projects since 2003 and 129 projects since 1994. It also played a key role in the successful joint funding scheme in 2015 ‘Dosh for Donny’ alongside other National Lottery distributors, which resulted in £372,000 being awarded to the area in that financial year and an increase in small grant awards.

11 Jun 2018, 11:23 a.m. National Lottery Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the per capita big lottery fund resource spending was in (a) in Doncaster and (b) England in the last year for which data are available.

Answer (Tracey Crouch)

For the financial year 2017/18 the number of awards, current value of awards, and per capita value of awards made by the Big Lottery Fund in (a) Doncaster and (b) England were as follows:

Awards

Current Value

Population

Per Capita

England

8,412

£330,994,310

55,268,067

£5.99

Doncaster

72

£2,680,923

307,374

£8.72

The value awarded within year may not be equal to spend within year as some payments are made after the date of award, and some awards cover a period of several years.