FIBA Oceania Facilities Program
In 2011, the Board of FIBA Oceania approved the establishment of the FIBA Oceania Facilities Program (FOFP).
The aim of the program is to provide grants to assist National Federations to increase the availability of basketball facilities and essentail equipment and threby 'grow the game' and increase the number of players. FIBA Oceania will commit a minimum of $25,000 per year to the scheme and will seek to grow the FOFP pool of funds to $100,000 per year on an ongoing basis.
Grants will be available from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $25,000AUD per year, and will be available to contruct new facilities or to improve existing facilities. The FOFP grant cannot exceed 50% of the project cost. Due to the limited funds and their much stronger economies, Australia and New Zealand will be excluded from the FOFP.
Federations must be able to secure support from their government, National Olympic Committee and demonstrate sound development, management and maintenance plans to ensure an ongoing legacy for the sport of basketball.
What can be funded?
Construction of new basketball courts, indoors or outdoors
Provision of new backboards, rings, scoring and timing equipment
Provision of lighting to enable night play
Improvement to existing basketball facilities
Provision of portable equipment to assist development programs
What cannot be funded?
Purchase of land
Office equipment and administration facilities
Car parking, roads and footpaths
Projects linked to a commercial venture
Projects not approved by the local council
Basic ongoing maintenance eg:painting, plumbing, electrical work
April: Application forms and information sheet available
August 1st: Close of applications with FIBA Oceania
August: Assessment of applications, recommendation to Board
August 31st: Announcement of successful projects
October: Release of funds for successful projects
Click here to download the information sheet
Click here to download the application form