England Basketball has a limited amount of capital facilities funding allocated within its 2009-2013 plans. Funding is accessed through our affiliated clubs who must be able to demonstrate;
The club must clearly demonstrate the ability to impact on England Basketball's GROW, SUSTAIN and EXCEL priorities. The club must be able to demonstrate that the facility would allow them to significantly increase in England Basketball registered club members.
ABILITY TO DELIVER
Clubs must demonstrate the ability to deliver the project. This will include: showing that the tasks and activities to deliver the outcomes have been carefully thought through, setting realistic timescales, having regular, measurable milestones and deliverables in place in order to track progress, identifying key risks and having plans in place to manage them. The project must meet all other criteria as set out within England Basketball/Sport England guidelines.
The club must produce basketball development plan, marketing plan and business plan for the facility. A Community Use Agreement between the club and school/LEA (standard agreement is 21 years) must be agreed. The club must be able to secure a minimum of 25 hours a week peak time access for basketball.
VALUE FOR MONEY
Projects will be assessed on the basis of value for money in terms of the number of people who will benefit. We will take into account both the cost of the project as a whole, and the size of the grant you are requesting from us. The project should be able to demonstrate that significant partnership funding is in place to deliver the project.
CLUBS MUST ALSO ENSURE
They are England Basketball accredited and have Clubmark. The facility must be built/refurbished to Sport England/England Basketball specifications.
Capital Funding Process
Clubs who believe they are developing a capital project that meet the criteria should follow the process listed below. The current applicant body for England Basketball facilities funding is the basketball club, therefore, the club are responsible for not only meeting England Basketball's GROW, SUSTAIN and EXCEL priorities but also for formally undertaking the full application process.
FOR CAPITAL FUNDING FOR 2009-13 HAVE NOW CLOSED.
- Fill in the EB capital project enquiry form and submit to Peter Griffiths, Facilities Officer at England Basketball at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The England Basketball project panel will assess the project brief against EB criteria. There will be two possible outcomes -
- Rejection – If the project is rejected you will receive formal notification of this decision, together with an explanation.
- Progression to development of full application – The Applicant club is invited to develop a detailed bid and will be supported by the EB Facilities Officer. The detailed bid process will include submissions of all plans and documentation
It is important to note that the full application process does not guaranteed funding and final bids are developed at the applicant's own risk.
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