To apply for the 2017 round of grants, please email your application on association letterhead detailing the project and how it will benefit the association to the NSW Country Basketball Committee – [email protected]
 The BNSW Country Committee has established the Country Development Grants to support the development of basketball in country areas of New South Wales.  The purpose of the grants is to help grow sustainable associations and continue the growth of basketball in regional areas.

The goals of the program are:

  • To foster the growth of all areas of participation including playing, coaching, refereeing and administration, through the provision of financial assistance
  • To offer financial assistance for infrastructure improvements
  • To offer financial assistance to enhance financial control and governance of associations

We are pleased to confirm that the following associations/conferences were successful in applying for funding through the grant program in 2016:

  • Maitland Basketball Association
  • Murwillumbah Basketball Association
  • Barrengarry Conference
  • Newcastle Basketball Association

The grants totalling nearly $15 000 on a dollar for dollar basis, cover a wide range of projects and activities including the installation of energy efficient lighting systems, installation of financial control systems, introduction of conference action day and providing equipment for competitions. That’s $30 000 worth of projects and activities for NSW Country Associations.

David Divine, President of the Murwillumbah Basketball Association said – “This is a turning point for Murwillumbah Basketball.  Each Wednesday we have a dedicated group of juniors playing in our competitions.  These kids have come a long was in the past 6 months since commencing junior basketball again in the area, it will be pleasing to be able to provide the necessary equipment and resources required for our competitions, especially as we are now embarking on fielding representative teams in 2017 for the first time in many years.  I would like to thank everyone involved, the BNSW Country Committee, BNSW Board and especially our juniors and parents for realising basketball is a genuine alternative”