Birmingham City Council is set to pay more than £218 million ($282 million/€240 million) for the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to host city costs.
The City Council's direct contribution to Birmingham 2022 remains at £184 million ($238 million/€203 million), around 25 per cent of the total cost of the event.
According to Birmingham Live, however, a freedom of information request showed an additional £34 million ($44 million/€37 million) has been added to the wider planned spending.
This includes a budgeted £11.5 million ($14.9 million/€12.7 million) for the costs associated with coordinating activities related to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and programme team costs, and a fund of £6 million ($7.8 million/€6.6 million) designed to support Commonwealth Games community engagement, involvement and legacy programmes for Birmingham residents.
At least 110 small grants of between £10,000 ($13,000/€11,000) and £20,000 ($26,000/€22,000) have been approved by the City Council to create artistic projects across the city, which will then feature in the six month cultural festival set to be held in the West Midlands region from March to September 2022.
Enhanced city operations as a result of increased visitor numbers have been budgeted for £15 million ($19 million/€16 million) by the City Council.
"We are all seeing the impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of our daily lives," a Birmingham City Council spokesperson said.
"Looking to the future, the Commonwealth Games will provide a major opportunity for Birmingham to position itself within the world, and particularly with the Commonwealth.
"The importance of the event and the opportunities it provides for the city and wider region, from an economic and social perspective, are now more significant than ever."
Preparations for Birmingham 2022 have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and other controversies.
Plans for an Athletes' Village in Perry Barr were scrapped after a review into the impact of the global health crisis found the project could not be delivered on time, with athletes now due to be housed in university accommodation.
Officials have promised the construction of the £73 million ($94 million/€80 million) Aquatics Centre, based in Sandwell, will be completed on time.
Earlier this month, Jonathan Browning resigned from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Board because of "growing frustration" at "a lack of transparency".
In his resignation letter he referred to a "growing frustration" at "a lack of transparency", and the "failure to encourage challenge by the directors or to acknowledge the magnitude of risks ahead of the Games in these especially uncertain and volatile times".
He claimed this was "leading to a culture where over-promising and under-delivering appears to be acceptable".
Browning, previously chairman of British Cycling, was the second member to resign from the Board.
Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin also stepped down from her role and nominated Sandra Osborne as her replacement.
This was after Birmingham 2022 received criticism for only having one non-white member out of the 20 members of the Board of Directors and Executive Management, despite Birmingham being one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United Kingdom.
Birmingham is set to host the next edition of the Commonwealth Games from July 28 to August 8 in 2022.