The Football Association gets £30 million a year in public money.
Correct according to the Football Association itself.
“Did you know the taxpayer gives the Football Association £30 million a year?”
Rod Liddle, 29 September 2016
That’s correct, according to the Football Association.
The FA told us that it has received £7.5 million per year from Sport England over the past four years. It also receives £1.5 million a year for the FA Skills programme.
On top of that, the government puts £10 million into the organisation’s Facilities Fund and £8 million into the FA-led Parklife project. Finally, the FA receives £2 million a year for its coaching programmes.
All together, this adds up to about £29 million of government funding per year.
The organisation’s accounts for 2015 also show multi-year grants of £120 million specifically relating to Wembley Stadium.
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