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.
To date we have allocated £138,000 to 16 Hampshire clubs to fund projects including;
Climate Change - Bashley (Rydal) CC
LED lighting & energy efficient hand driers
Creating Welcoming Environments - Brockenhurst CC
Improvements to club pavillion
Enhanced Facilities - Gosport Borough CC
Women/Girls changing area and WC refurb
We still have £38,000 remaining of our 2022 budget so would welcome applications before the September deadline.
The Inspired to Play Grant Scheme aims to increase the number of children (boys and girls aged under 18 years) participating in the game by supporting the delivery of recreational cricket activity for these groups during the months of June - September 2022.
The scheme is open to ECB affiliated cricket clubs in England and Wales. The grant is £1,000 per club and is designed to help your Club open up for new and current players this summer.
Activity that drives new or existing girls’ sections
Official All Stars Cricket or Dynamos Cricket programmes
Whilst this is not an exhaustive list, applications for a Grant towards costs that directly support the delivery of recreational cricket activity for children, will be considered, as follows:
Facility or venue hire
Staff Costs (qualified coaches)
Staff Costs (volunteer expenses)
Admin and project marketing costs (Limit of £100)
Playing Equipment - Kwik Cricket, softball, hard ball directly related to the activity
Coaching Equipment - Cones, bibs, bean bags, Windballs etc, directly related to the activity
T-Shirts for participants (Limit of £200, excludes Official All Stars & Dynamos)
Trophies, Medals for an end of event presentation to participants directly related to the activity (Limit of £150)
Catering – e.g. snacks, soft drinks or food for an end of event BBQ for participants and volunteers directly related to the activity (Limit of £200, excludes alcohol)
8 April 2022 - The Scheme will be open to applications
30 June 2022 - The Scheme will close to applications (or when the funds run out, whichever is earlier)
30 September 2022 - Closing date for activity to be delivered and claims submitted
Clubs will be required to complete an online application via the ECB Investment Management System (IMS), which is accessible from link below
For more information and to hear activity ideas from our Development Team watch our YouTube webinar from 7pm this evening (11th April) live on our YouTube channel