In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide substantial additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England - The Primary PE & Sport Grant.
This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding:
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Grant funding are: