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Question ref. S4W-04121
Asked by: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 21 November 2011

Question

To ask the Scottish Executive what support is in place to assist the development of basketball in (a) Renfrewshire and (b) Scotland.

Current status: Answered by Shona Robison on 6 December 2011


Answer

Basketballscotland has received significant funding from sportscotland to support the implementation of the sport’s development plan and sportscotland also operate a number of funding streams that are available to assist the development of sports clubs and groups. The level of investment and the funding streams is an operational matter and I have asked the chief executive of sportscotland, Stewart Harris, to write to you outlining the detail of this support.

Through our Cashback for Communities programme Basketballscotland and Scottish Sports Futures will receive £2.65 million direct from the Scottish Government over the next three years to deliver a wide range of basketball opportunities for young people across Scotland in innovative programmes such as Jump2it and Twighlight basketball.