Basketball England awarded further £150,000 Sport England Tackling Inequalities Funding

Basketball England has been awarded an additional £150,000 to distribute as part of Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Funding.

This second round of funding is aimed at helping organisations and clubs that engage with the priority groups below, who have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19: 

  • Lower socio-economic groups   
  • BAME communities
  • Disabled people 
  • People with long-term health conditions 


Priority groups

The funding is aimed at helping organisations in three ways: 

  • To supportclubsand leaguesthrough hardship due to COVID-19 and provide financial support todeliverbasketball to these priority groups
  • To enable adapted delivery of basketball sessionsand competitions,or new sessions for those priority groups. 
  • To develop new relationships outside of their membership with organisations that engage with these groups with the emphasis on increasing physical activity through basketball

The funding is earmarked to be available from May 2021 until February 2022 and follows a highly successful opening round of funding that saw sixty clubs across the country receive vital support in January 2020.

Sam Lewis, Basketball England’s Relationship and Coordination Manager, said:

"The additional round of funding from Sport England is a great sign of the commitment to sustaining and supporting organisations across the country, particularly at a grassroots level. 

"The past 12 months have been extremely tough for the basketball community and this funding is looking to help organisations who engage with disproportionally affected communities to access physical activity’’ 

Further information can be found on our funding page including guidance, webinars and how to apply. To access it, please use the button below.