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Lambton Raptore Basketball-Sunderland

Funded on Spacehive 12 January 2023 Delivered 26 January 2023

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Lambton Raptore Basketball-Sunderland

Lambton Raptore Basketball Club By Lambton Raptore Basketball Club

We have been catering sports and well-being grassroots basketball activities for the community. From Under 10, 12, 14, 16 & senior levels. We have grown since COVID times and we need support.

Sunderland Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 12 Jan 2023!

Since our formation when the government started easing COVID policies on sport halls in late 2020. We immediately took advantage in bringing as many juniors into our local sports hall. Lambton Street Youth & Community Hub is a well established center that has an aim to serve the community, especially youth. The manager has entrusted us to make this platform and we have never stopped since. The sessions became really popular because it housed the activities in a safer environment. The participants, mostly youth, have entered into a structured training format, when it used be in open parks only. With our combined dedication, the club has grown from just a weekly basketball activity into a club that is now very active in both Newcastle & Durham leagues. We are still run by passionate hearts and now IN NEED of your financial SUPPORT to sustain the growth we are experiencing in order for us to serve the families that are coming in to join us. We aim to use the monies for MORE activities.

What we'll deliver:

  • Weekly Mid week & Weekend Training sessions
  • Quarterly/Seasonal Fun day Leagues
  • Sustainable programme for Progressing players
  • Finance the younger adult volunteers/players to become qualified officials

Why it's a great idea:

As we have proven in the last 2 years post COVID times. We have multiple testimonies of health benefits across the age group. We have attracted a lot of players from different areas (incl Aberdeen, Leeds & London) to participate in our Fun Day leagues. And with continuous programme, we are getting a lot of newcomers who are joining our sessions. We like to continue in building our junior levels to be in a happy social environment whilst enjoying basketball. We are also incorporating the parents to be involved in our programmes and league games, by being alongside coaches. This is beneficial in building relationship and cement the social aspect of our club. If we can further fund our advance programme, the players who have now progressed in skill level will be enrolled to National League games. This will bring fruition to our AIM in giving them the FULL Basketball EXPERIENCE. This may lead to their scholarships and can be the future ambassadors of Sports and well-being programme.

Steps to get it done:

  • We are now entering advance players to the National League games
  • We are very consistent in Newcastle & Durham League participation
  • We have numerous health benefit testimonies
  • We are engaging parents and volunteers to help
  • We are engaging local schools to partner
  • We have successful teams winning their competitions
  • We are attracting players not just in Sunderland

We are the only Basketball England registered club in Sunderland. And we have now engaged in a local secondary school to facilitate their after school club. With financial support. We like to dedicate funds to send recommendable young adults to be certified/qualified officials through Basketball England. So we can cater more schools from primary to College levels. We like you to partner with us to serve our community in all our aspirations. To bring our young generation to a more pro-active lifestyle , to experience a healthy social environment and the chance to take charge in their wellbeing and involvement to their immediate community. Our area needs grassroot activities like ours, and we have proven our worth with the amount of growth we are currently experiencing. We need your generosity for us to continue.

Location Sunderland

About the space

Lambton Raptore Basketball Club


Sunderland City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £23,540

Saturday Leagues coaching running costs - £6,000 (25%)
Sunday Grassroot coaching sessions - £6,000 (25%)
Sunday Leagues coaching running costs - £2,250 (10%)
1 set shot clock - £1,995 (8%)
Wednesday Coaching session - £1,500 (6%)
1x Digital Scoreboard - £1,343 (6%)
Friday Sessions - £1,000 (4%)
4x New side rims - £800 (3%)
2x new main rims - £780 (3%)
1x set size 6 balls - £400 (2%)
Other - £1,472 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Saturday Leagues coaching running costs
Sunday Grassroot coaching sessions
Sunday Leagues coaching running costs
1 set shot clock
Wednesday Coaching session
1x Digital Scoreboard
Friday Sessions
4x New side rims
2x new main rims
1x set size 6 balls
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Extra equipment.
  • Fun day sports league with free food and awards

Total £23,540

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • We need Sports photographers and Videographers. Or young volunteers who like to increase their portfolio in Sports category. Some level of equipment is available
  • We have now sent numerous volunteers, through the funding acquired, to take Basketball England courses. These are Level 2 Coaching qualification and Level 2 Referee courses. We sponsored a total of 7 club members on this.

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