Government funding for chess from DCMS, DLUHC and DfE

The ECF is delighted that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has announced a combined package of measures worth almost £1 million that will inspire the next generation of chess players, bringing chess to a wider audience, whilst supporting the development of elite players. Plans will see investment in the English Chess Federation that will ensure players receive world-leading training and development opportunities and help make England a chess heavyweight, grants for schools in disadvantaged areas to get more primary school children playing chess, and 100 new chess tables installed in public spaces.

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