The Hampshire Cricket Foundation was created to support local people and in particular to support worthwhile projects in our local community. Over the years the Foundation has raised over £1.2m to support projects in the local community and our projects include working with local schools and cricket clubs but have extended to raising £100,000 to support the construction of the new Intensive Care Unit project at University Hospital Southampton in 2020 and 2021.
The latter was an exceptional project during covid and aimed to support our healthcare workers, but the key objectives of the Foundation are to raise money to support our local community. Specifically, these projects are aimed at helping people from disadvantaged communities to benefit from the positive impact that playing and following sport can deliver. We are now focussing in particular on inner city areas of Southampton, where we launched the Hawks Academy project in 2022 which gives opportunities for children who would not otherwise have access to sport to play in our Academy pathway team. Our objective is to roll this project out into Portsmouth and Basingstoke in the next 12 months.
We are also looking at other projects in inner city areas of Southampton which would enhance the sporting and other community facilities available to that community.
More broadly, the Foundation also supports initiatives for participation in cricket in schools across Hampshire, and disability cricket initiatives. Our women’s team franchise covers the South Central Region, and the Foundation helps to support initiatives for women to participate in the sport across that region.
Hampshire Cricket Foundation is a registered charity (Charity No. 1152024)
For more details please contact email@example.com or call 023 8047 2002 and ask for Hampshire Cricket Foundation.