Grass roots funding

I confess to being mildly ignorant to the figures afforded (if that’s the appropriate word) to English cricket, and sport’s governing bodies worldwide, so these published from the government made interesting reading.

Kate Hoey questioned Richard Caborn:

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much each sports national governing body (NGB) has received from the community club development programme in each of the last three years; and how much NGBs have allocated to
grass-roots sports development under the terms of the compact with her
Department on income from broadcasting in each year.

And he replied:

There is a "community club development programme" which provides funding for sport in Britain, and here are the figures since 2003:

£
NGB Year 1 (2003–04) Year 2 (2004–05) Year 3
(to date) (2005–06)
All England Netball Association 436,500 222,665 781,547
Amateur Rowing Association 1,657,056 199,445 436,510
Amateur Swimming Association 0 6,720 763,502
Badminton England 134,227 666,644 448,389
British Canoe Union 519,500 635,431 645,985
British Cycling 588,136 216,389 598,630
British Gymnastics Association 60,076 690,000 645,110
British Judo Association 45,625 329,694 1,236,712
England Basketball 205,809 110,000 597,442
English Cricket Board 2,996,330 1,592,513 2,233,388
England Hockey 185,000 248,800 623,308
English Table Tennis Association 14,777 31,485 1,446,738
Football Association 6,706,197 2,236,017 678,816
Lawn Tennis Association 4,413,234 2,394,918 1,610,800
Rugby Football League 38,188 260,591 994,598
Rugby Football Union 7,442,027 1,772,009 1,141,316

I don’t quite understand why or how the figures plummet for some sports, notably the Football Association (FA). Over £6m in year one, down to £678,816 in the third year. If anyone can offer an explanation, please do…