Club Support

Basketball England have received £150,000 from Sport England as part of their 'Tackling Inequalities' funding package.


The Tackling Inequalities Fund has been set up to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and the widening inequalities in sport and physical activity. It has been highlighted that within society, certain groups of communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. These groups of people are from: 
 

  • Lower Socio-Economic Groups   
  • BAME Communities   
  • Disabled People  
  • People with Long Term Health Conditions (LTC)  

These 4 priority groups have been shown to have reduced levels of physical activity during the COVID-19 period.  

This funding is designed to reach deep within these priority groups through our club and local league networks to minimise the impact COVID-19 has on physical activity. The 2 main areas of funding are to:  

  • Support clubs and leagues through hardship due to COVID-19 and provide financial support to them enabling the delivery basketball to these priority groups  
  • Enable adapted delivery of basketball sessions and competitions, or new sessions for those priority groups.  


Additional help and support:

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Deadline for applications is Friday 11th September at 12pm - the fund is now CLOSED

Webinars

There will be several support webinars taking place to help explain the funding and help answer any questions you may have. These will take place on:

You can also check out the presentation here

If you have any questions about the Tackling Inequalities Fund, please email support@basketballengland.co.uk

Other Club Support

It is important that we are able to help and develop clubs across England. We have created a number of resources and deliver workshops in various areas of club development, with the ultimate aim of making clubs resilient, sustainable, dynamic and engaging. This is certainly not a one size fits all area - the resources, videos and workshops help you to explore how to develop YOUR club to meet the needs of members. Particular areas of development can include:

  • Governance and Structures
  • Club Development Plans
  • Finance
  • Participation growth
  • Membership expansion
  • Developing fruitful partnerships
  • Social Media

The resources below have been developed using knowledge within this area, but more importantly, experiences, views and good practice from within  the basketball community. Similarly to clubs developing, the resources and information will develop through time to ensure that emerging practices and new areas of development are at the forefront and helps basketball clubs excel locally, regionally and nationally.

Workshops

As part of Basketball England affiliation for clubs, we deliver workshops centrally and with external partners that are available for clubs to take advantage of. These workshops are aimed to help clubs develop and improve practices across various different areas of basketball clubs. Below you can check out the 'Workshop List' to give you an idea of the workshop itself and you can also sign up to the workshops if available below.

Check back regularly for new workshop dates and other information.

Workshop List

Sign up to workshops here

 

Resources

We have created a number of resources and documents for clubs to use with the aim of helping clubs develop as well as day-to-day business. They have been developed in a way that allows clubs to amend them as they wish to suit their own needs.

If you think that there is something missing, or you have an idea for something useful to have as a template for yourself and other clubs, please email support@basketballengland.co.uk.

Further resources will be available in the coming weeks.

For more information around workshops, resources or general support around developing your club, please email support@basketballengland.co.uk

 

Further Support: Sport England’s Club Matters 

Whilst we have used Club Matters to help deliver workshops, they have a vast range of further information support out for sports clubs. They have a variety of toolvkits, resources and top tips which may also help you and your club.

 

They have open, free workshops if you wish to attend - use the link below to sign up:

https://www.sportstructures.com/education-training/book-onto-a-course/club-matters-workshops/

Accessing these services is:

  • Convenient
  • Free of charge
  • Can help you attract and retain members
  • Will help you understand your club and members
  • Will help you to build a sustainable club
  • Will help you to improve and develop your skills

This comes through:

  • Online support
  • Workshops
  • Mentoring
  • Club Improvement Plan
  • Club Views
  • Club Mark

The Club Matters Club Improvement Tool is designed to get you thinking about your club, where it performs well, and where there are opportunities to improve.

Find out more on the Club Matters website or contact us via email at support@basketballengland.co.uk