This page is regularly updated with opportunities to apply for funding, whether that be signposting to external opportunities or grants directly available through Basketball England.
BASKETBALL ENGLAND FUNDING
Basketball England is pleased to be able to offer the Together Fund and the 3x3 Legacy Fund.
Please note that the Together Fund is now closed and the second round of the 3x3 Legacy Fund is now open, the application deadline is Sunday 16th April 2023. Please click on the images below to find out more information and see if you are eligible to apply.
SPORT ENGLAND FUNDING
Sport England has released a number of funding pots that are available for clubs and organisations to help with the cost of delivering sport. There are three funding streams available. Please click on the links below to find out more information and how to apply.
Small Grants Programme - can now give 50% larger awards to help communities get active after the maximum grant amount was increased to £15,000 for 2023. Designed to bring communities together through activity, Small Grants has returned and the award limit has been upped from £10,000 to £15,000 in order to provide sport and physical activities for people who may be less physically active.
Places and Spaces Fund - up to £10,000 available in match funding for crowdfunded projects, as part of a Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games package to help community sport and physical activity groups improve places and spaces across the country. Sport England are especially interested in receiving bids from areas experiencing high levels of deprivation, impact of coronavirus (Covid-19), loss capability and capacity in community organisations.
Active Together - Active Together is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund up to £10,000. This programme is a coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic recovery fund, helping sport and physical activity organisations to move forward with priority projects and running costs that they might still be struggling with.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund - this fund was created to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and continues to run as a way of marking and celebrating her 70-year reign, by supporting projects that bring a community together and provide opportunities for people who may be less physically active. This fund aims to use sport and physical activity as a means of bringing a community together and tackling inequalities via awards of between £300 and £10,000.
If you have any questions about the funding available from Sport England, please email [email protected]
As part of the funding opportunities available, below are some resources that may be of use when trying to find data for your local area that you can refer to:
Your local Active Partnership may be able to offer guidance and advice regarding localised funding within your area that you may be eligible for.
GIVE TO LOCAL
Basketball England and GiveToLocal have developed a partnership to help clubs raise funds for to cover aspects such as court hire, equipment and competition costs. GiveToLocal enables community sport clubs to connect to donors, sponsors and the business community via an all-year-round fundraising platform. In 2021, GiveToLocal is working with 21 sports - including basketball - and its mission is to generate £10m of additional income for community sport each year. The platform uses a combination of micro-donations and one off sponsorships as methods for people and businesses to support their local community clubs.
Find out more about how you can use Give To Local as a potential funding platform for your club.
We’ve teamed-up with easyfundraising, the UK’s leading online shopping fundraising website. As a free cashback funding stream, it helps basketball clubs just like yours raise cash to help offset annual affiliation fees, ongoing running costs and more.
Funds will be received by your club when members & supporters use the easyfundraising site to shop online with over 3,600 big-brand retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Booking.com, Just Eat, TravelSupermarket, Argos, Just Eat and Next.
It doesn’t cost your supporters anything extra - it’s completely free-to-use.
Join clubs already using easyfundraising
To date, basketball clubs registered with easyfundraising have successfully raised over £4,000!
One club already getting their share of free funds are Worthing D & D Basketball Club. Head coach, Dean explains how the extra donations they’ve received via easyfundraising are helping to pay for club essentials.
To get you off to a great start, we’ve created a handy Get Raising guide. It’s got loads of tips to help your club make the most out of easyfundraising.
So, what are you waiting for? Just think of all the things your club could fund with an extra easyfundraising income! Register your club for free.
The National Lottery Awards For All is a quick and simple way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000.
National Lottery Awards for All has three funding priorities and you must be able to tell them in your application how your project or activity will: