Project information

Roadshow Scrimmage

To create a traveling scrimmage to get kids to play basketball around London in different areas and to establish growing basketball communities in each area the scrimmages are held. Also creating a safe environment for the kids to play and be inspired.

July 2018 - August 2018

Charity information: London Basketball Association

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  • Need

    Need

    Provide a basketball platform in the summer which they can continue being involved after. Weather thats being a player, official, coach. Want to bring unity to the communities across London. Trying to tackle boredom and a lack of physical activity in a number of the most deprived wards in London/England. In other words, we are tackling obesity, substance abuse, and well being. We will also be empowering young people and developing their time management, intellectual flexibility, and confidence.

    Solution

    This project will give participants easy access to participate while also creating a safe space for them to attend in their area for the time it is active. We have been doing this on a smaller scale with areas closer to us and now we want to reach other areas. We will bring people from different backgrounds together and form a common ground through the sport to have our participants grow as people.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To create a project that can be replicated and sustainable

    Activities

    » We will collaborate with other organizations like local basketball organizations and local council sports units.

    We will gather evidence through a platform called the Life Effectancy Questionnaire. This is in line with us trying to get the project oracle LEVEL 2 & 3. Pics & videos.


    Aim 2

    Get people physically active

    Activities

    » By promoting this event enough we gain a lot of participants for our events and can keep them all active through playing the sport.

    We us online platforms to record the number of participants at each venue and we will promote the events at each venue on all our social media platforms.


    Aim 3

    Build sport and habit for a lifetime

    Activities

    » By promoting the sport in enough areas and getting people to go to our event we will inspire people to play beyond our events and participate at clubs

    By working with local clubs to integrate participants into the clubs and have them play beyond the scrimmages we host.


    Aim 4

    Engage hard to reach communities and impoverished groups while still being inclusive

    Activities

    » By hosting these scrimmages in deprived wards and similar areas and making it affordable for them.

    By having the participants also list their addresses upon signing up with us so we can keep a record of where our participants are coming from.


    Aim 5

    Get people qualified and upscaled for basketball positions

    Activities

    » We constantly promote the courses we offer to get people involved and we will have participants in the scrimmages sign up for qualification courses.

    LBA will be running a number of the mentioned courses throughout the summer. We will be offering participants from this project incentivized package.


  • Impact

    Impact

    It will bring about more people being involved in the sport of basketball. It will be demonstrated by the increase in participation in the sport and by the increase in the amount of officials and coaches that will become certified by Basketball England. It will also help deepen the existing basketball communities and even create new ones by opening up the youth to the sport.

    Risk

    A risk is potential lack of participation. We already have experience with dealing with this and have 2 main factors, 1, being marketing & 2, linking in with local organisation. The other risk is conflict among participants. We have a proven template which brings young people from all different postcodes, background, race, religions, ages and abilities together. We have been able to create successful neutral grounds for people from different areas to share a space together with no conflict.

    Reporting

    We would craft a report on the impact of this project and data gathered through the Life Effectancy Questionnaire. We conduct interviews with preset questions to present physical evidence on our impact along with all the media we will be producing during the project. It will all be compiled together

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,800 Courts Courts for kids to play on
      £900 Host/Coach Supervisors and hosts for each scrimmage being held
      £1,440 Referees Referees to ensure that the scrimmages are played fairly and safely
      £1,200 Table Officials Scoreboard operators
      £450 Social Media Marketer Employee taking pictures and other media to promote the project
      £3,150 Equipment scoreboards, speakers, game balls, and vests for participants
      £500 Prizes Prizes gifted out to participants
      £5,560 Courses Qualification Courses for officials, referees, and coaches

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    John Lyons Charity £1,500 Conditional
    City of Westminster £1,000 Guaranteed
    LBA £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    We will be traveling to 5 different locations across London. These areas are prominent BAME areas and deprived wards, including Lewisham, Westminster, Brent, Harrow (or Corydon) & Lambeth. These areas have a high population of young people where youth service have been stripped to next of nothing. They also have some of the highest levels of physical activity in the country.

    Beneficiaries

    Young people from London in the summer of 2018, local basketball clubs and youth clubs. The basketball community in London as it lacks officials and coaches, London as a whole. Our young people from 11 years up, all race and religions, 50% are from BAME groups. We will being hosting participants from deprived wards but we are striving to be very inclusive and add participants from other areas in order to facilitate personal growth and interaction among all participants.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Got proven template that has been quality assured by Project Oracle. Been doing this type of project for the past 5 years, our 2018 Easter program saw 150 young people involved in week one. Got Westminster Active Mark and the London Youth Gold Mark. Recently picked up 2 awards, 1 being Community Champion for 10 years of service for our CEO from London Youth held at Channel 4 HQ and the other being significant contribution as a club of the year for the London Sports Award held at Wembley Arena.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Tony Lazare

    He created our organization and is responsible for building the relationships we have had and is the face of the organization.