The question is, do the AEBBA request a grant on behalf of everyone, or do we apply as individual leagues? I have the strong belief that if the AEBBA apply then we have a stronger chance of receiving a grant, that can then be shared equally amongst the leagues.
There was also a link for a grant from the Foundation for Sports and Arts, but after digging into their guidlines, pool, snooker and billiards are not deemed as a sport!!!
This was discussed at the Oxford EGM. Dave Alder and myself discussed the possibility of applying for a grant from the National Lottery. We were thinking of trying to get 100k and then buying all of the tables from BBL.
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Post by hon Vice President on Apr 9, 2008 12:26:42 GMT
Surely the request should be in order to preserve a game of skill, practiced in pubs around the south and south east, to guard against the very real risk of it suffering a total market failure.
These grants are aimed at organisations with a sporting theme - and surely we are all concerned at the prospect of this sport of ours becoming restricted to the south coast or Bailiwick - all because one supplier of the most important piece of kit in use is chucking it in!
A request from the AEBBA could secure the tables, the future of the game and also generate some much needed publicity - or even guarantee publicity through awareness events etc. there's always something to add in terms of value with these things. We know what the need is - but in return, if we promise to, for example, promote the game as an alternative to Jimmy White on PS2; (yeah, I know - it's out of date!) then we offer added value for the money.
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