Sport England to help LBA during current COVID-19 pandemic
The London Basketball Association (LBA) has been awarded £3,330 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards operating costs including staff salaries during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses as of March 23 has left the sport and physical activity sector facing a period of uncertainty.
In response, on March 31 Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical activity sector through COVID-19. Within the package there is a £20m Community Emergency Fund of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who have a role in supporting the nation become active but are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.
“We are proud to be able to provide vital funding to The London Basketball Association to help it through these extremely challenging times.”