Basketball Scotland nets continued investment from CashBack for Communities
7 April 2017 16:54
By Ian Poynton
Basketball in Scotland has netted continued investment from CashBack for Communities as the initiative enters its 4th phase in Scotland today.
Funded through money seized from serious and organised crime, CashBack funding will enable Basketball Scotland to deliver 16 CashBack Schools of Basketball over the next 3 years in some of Scotland's most deprived areas.
Kevin Pringle, CEO of Basketball Scotland, said: "We are absolutely delighted continue our partnership with the CashBack for Communities initiative. CashBack's investment has allowedBasketball Scotland todeliver a range of grassroots projects across the country. We have seen a significant growth and have been able to have a positive impact on young people nationwide."
Head of Education and Development at Basketball Scotland, Derek O'Riordan echoed the CEO's delight: "Acessing £492,800 through the Phase 4 CashBack funding cycle is enabling us to deliver 16 CashBack Schools of Basketball over the next 3 years in the most deprived areas of Scotland; to tackle inequality, and enhance opportunities for young people. CashBack for Communities funding provides us with an excellent platform to do this and the whole Basketball Scotland team are committed to making a difference in Scottish communities.
Basketball Scotland has now accessed in excess of £2.1m over the lifespan of our partnership with CashBack for Communities and this level of investment has seen our sport grow exponentially. We are thankful to our partners at Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland for continuing that relationship."
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