County Grants Fund and Inspired To Play Grant 2022

County Grant Fund still available and Inspired to Play application extension

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. 

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. 

ECB County Grants Fund

Inspired to Play 

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.

Recommened Activities:

Eligilble Costs:

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:

Key Dates:


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 

HCB Inspired to Play Webinar
Guidance Notes