NEW ECB County Grants Fund

September 15, 2021

Suffolk Cricket Board are pleased to provide details of the NEW ECB 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.

Priority will be given to applications from Clubs that are actively engaged with ECB programmes (All Stars, Dynamos, Women’s and Girls’ Cricket and / or Disability Cricket).

Eligibility

Please check below, to see which criteria your club is potentially eligible to apply for;

Creating Welcoming Environments – open to ECB affiliated Cricket Clubs registered for All Stars or Dynamos in 2021-22, 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.

Providing Enhanced Facilities and Playing Opportunities for Women’s and Girls’ Cricket and / or Disability Cricket – open to ECB affiliated Cricket Clubs actively engaged in competitive female only cricket and/or disability cricket.

Tackling Climate Change (supported by Sport England) – open to any ECB affiliated Cricket Clubs

Amount of Grant

  • Each application will be assessed on its own merit.
  • Clubs can apply for between £1,000 (minimum) and £10,000 (maximum) per application.
  • The grant may not be used to retrospectively fund projects
  • The amount of grant offered may differ from that requested by the Club.

County Grants Guidance?

  • The Creating Welcoming Environments and County Grants Fund Guidance has been attached to this email.

Next Steps?

  • Suffolk Cricket Board will be holding an online Webinar on Wednesday 15th September, 7pm.to explain more about the fund. To join the webinar visit – Suffolk County Grants Webinar
  • Applications can then be submitted from Monday 27th September.
  • The procedure for applications will follow ahead of 27th September.
  • Please ensure you read the County Grant Funds Guidance and the Creating Welcoming Environments ahead of creating an application.

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