In 2018, the ECB Small Grant Scheme aims to support the ECB’s national programmes – Get the Game On, All Stars Cricket, Women’s Cricket and U19 Club T20.
Priority will be given to applications from affiliated Cricket Clubs actively engaged with these programmes. All projects will assist Clubs to make small changes to improve their long-term sustainability by increasing the number of games played, offering either improved family friendly social facilities, improved changing facilities for women cricketers or enabling great events for the U19 Club T20 competition.
The scheme aims to make an impact in the 2018 season, therefore, the scheme has a quick turnaround time to ensure Clubs get the maximum benefit from the funding.
Eligibility is as follows;-
Get the Game On – open to all affiliated Cricket Clubs
All Stars Cricket – open to affiliated Cricket Clubs registered for the 2018 programme
Women’s Cricket – open to affiliated Cricket Clubs actively engaged in women’s cricket, 2018 Soft Ball programme or other competition
U19 Club T20 – open to affiliated Cricket Clubs registered for the 2018 competition.
Applications will be checked by ECCB and then independently assessed prior to being forwarded on to ECB, with the County Board recommendation. It is likely that we will be over subscribed, in which case grant awards may be reduced accordingly.
Clubs will need to have the following:-
• Partnership Funding (minimum of 10%)
• A Constitution
• Valid Buildings, Contents & Public Liability Insurance
• Security of Tenure – Leasehold, Freehold or Rental Agreement (minimum of one year)
Amount of Award
Between £1,000 (min) and £4,000 (max) per application.
The award may not be used to retrospectively fund projects / purchases.
A minimum of 10% partnership funding will be required from the Club.
Partnership funding is the difference between the project / purchase cost and the amount of award. It can be sourced from Club funds, other grant bodies or sponsorship etc. In-kind contributions will not be considered.
Applications only accepted on the official application form, submitted directly to Essex County Cricket Board – attached below
Part 1 of the application form must be completed in full and submitted, together with two quotations, to reach Essex County Cricket Board no later than Friday 23 February 2018.
Clubs must not proceed with their project / purchase before they receive the Award Offer Letter from ECB.
All applications need to be submitted to Graham Pryke e. [email protected] m. 07518 343224
For further information please see the Club Guidance notes attached below.