Basketball New South Wales in partnership with the Leap Basketball Foundation are thrilled to announce that Round 2 of the Dream Hoops funding program is now open.

The Dream Hoops Program aims to reach kids and youth who love basketball and desperately want the chance to play but don’t have the means to do so. This may include paying for games, basketball programs or registration fees. For those with great potential or identified talent, there is also an opportunity to participate in High-Performance programs and representative events.

The Dream Hoops initiative is focused on building up the community and strengthening our youth to provide children in need with an outlet for not only physical activity but also a fun and competitive outlet for youths with aspirations of playing basketball through a grant application process. Dream Hoops complements NSW State government’s Active Kids initiative which is in its second year in 2019.

Basketball NSW, CEO, Maria Nordstrom said that after a very successful first round, she is excited to see greater application numbers in Round 2.

“The Dream Hoops Program welcomed exceptional numbers of applicants in round one, and the partnership with Steve Atkins, and his foundation “Leap Basketball Foundation”, gave over 100 athletes across NSW successful funding totaling $65,000.” said Nordstrom. 

“I am so thankful to be a part of an excellent program, and hopeful to see many more athletes across the state enter into the program. Everyone deserves to live their dream, and the Dream Hoops Program hopes to give a “level playing field” to all children in sports, particularly basketball.”

The Dream Hoops Program funding for round two closes on the 13th of September, 2019, and applications can be made via our website.  Please note the criteria to have a support letter from your association as part of your application. This round will cover programs and fees for the second part of 2019. 

Any questions or inquiries regarding the Dream Hoops Funding Application can be emailed to [email protected]

Click HERE to be redirected to the Dream Hoops Webpage & Application form.