Funding 

Clubs and community groups can currently take advantage of a variety of ECB funding streams. 

County Grants Fund

The County Grants Fund aims to support affiliated cricket clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to help clubs tackle the impact of climate change.

Who can apply?

The scheme is open to all ECB affiliated cricket clubs in England and Wales.

What type of projects are eligible?

  • Creating welcoming environments – open to affiliated cricket clubs registered for All Stars or Dynamos in 2021, or actively involved with women’s and girls’ cricket and / or disability cricket. It is an expectation that any junior programme will include and actively engage with girls
  • Enhanced facilities and playing opportunities for women’s and girls’ cricket and / or disability cricket – open to affiliated cricket clubs actively engaged in competitive female only cricket
  • Tackling climate change (supported by Sport England) – Open to any affiliated cricket clubs

How much can be applied for?

Clubs can apply for between £1,000 (minimum) and £10,000 (maximum) per application.

How to apply

Download and read the guidance notes. 

#Funds4Runs

LV= General Insurance and the ECB have partnered to bring to life a £1million fund #Funds4Runs, providing financial support across the grassroots cricket community and giving free cricket places for children in deprived areas.

This fund will be focused on recovering and rebuilding the lives of children from deprived backgrounds, diverse communities, disability groups and women's and girls programmes.

Clubs and community groups can use this fund to: 

  • Connect communities and improve lives through cricket
  • Increase the relevance of cricket locally with non-cricket stakeholders
  • Grow long-term engagement with cricket in communities