Public Money Given to Tottenham Hotspur

 Posted by on 4th May 2017
May 042017

In the next 2 years £20m cuts to basic services are being made including Adult Social Care £5,632m and Children and Families £4,415m a total of £10.452. This response shows the public money given to Spurs FC Development.

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Please provide full details of all public money, subsidies, and recources in kind given by Haringey to Tottenham Hotspur, any parent company of Spurs and subsidiaries of spurs since August 2012 to date.

Yours faithfully,

Hilary Adams

Richards Edward, Haringey Borough Council 3 April 2017

Dear Ms Adams,

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/6147717

Thank you for your request for information received on 29 March 2017, in which you asked for the following information:

A breakdown of public subsidy to Tottenham Hotspur.

My response is as follows:

In February 2012, Cabinet approved a £27m Funding and Investment Package for North Tottenham. The funding comprised of £18m of funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA) and £9m funding from the council. This included a decision to allocate £8m of funding for ‘public realm and heritage improvements’ linked to the Northumberland Development Project (the new stadium and associated development currently underway by Tottenham Hotspur) scheme.

Via a Cabinet Member Decision to be taken in April 2017, we will be seeking approval to enter into formal grant agreements with THFC to contribute £7.5m (£500,000 of the £8m funding has previously been used to contribute to the North Tottenham Heritage Initiative) for the public realm and heritage improvement works Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) will be undertaking as part of the NDP scheme.

Since February 2012, the Council has also undertaken the following funding transactions with THFC:

  • £32,898 to THFC for services such as room hire
  • £644,215 to the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (THFC’s charitable
    foundation)  for the delivery of programmes relating to health, social
    care, community development, education and employment
  • £4,000 to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Football Club for sports and
    activity programmes

You can access a copy of the original 2012 Cabinet report in the Cabinet meeting pack here: [1]…  The report specific to the funding package for Tottenham Hotspur can be found on page 143 of the document (page 149 of the pdf).