Funding for Sports

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3501
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What importance does the Mayor attach to engaging Londoners in sport and physical activity and is funding going to be maintained at previous levels?

Answer

Answer for Funding for Sports

Answer for Funding for Sports

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am passionate about making our city a more active place and believe that sport has the ability to change lives, build stronger communities and improve the health and wellbeing of all Londoners.

I will put in place opportunities for Londoners to participate in community sport and physical activity.

Furthermore, I am committed to maintaining London's status as the number one global destination for major sporting events and will work to maximise the community sport potential from hosting such events and work to harness the power of elite sport to inspire generations of Londoners to live healthier and more active lives.

Funding levels for Sports programmes will be announced in due course.