Essex Cricket are pleased to announce the extension of the relationship with Essex and Southend Sports Trust (EASST).
This local charity for sport makes grants to recreational cricket in Essex and East London and continues to play a fundamental role in the development of young talent and opportunity for participation across the county and East London.
EASST has been a fantastic supporter of youth cricket having contributed their time, effort and financial backing to a number of projects, including:
Building a Cricket Community Hub at Garon Park, Southend.
Support for the development of Women and Girls Cricket across the region.
Funding the delivery of equipment, including over 100 Kwik Cricket sets, into local schools.
Offering financial support through grants, with over £50,000 helping Clubs across Essex.
Support for the development of the Junior Pathway.
Peter Butler, Chairman of EASST, said: “EASST made cricket related grants in our local area of over £107,000 in our last financial year to 30th June.
“We are also very proud to have recently approved our 50th grant under the Small Grants Scheme for Cricket – this means that 50 different local clubs and cricket related organisations have received help towards a range of projects since the scheme began In April 2018.
“We hope to continue providing further grants for years to come in partnership with Essex Cricket in the Community.”
Dan Feist, Head of Cricket Operations at Essex Cricket, said: “EASST is a leading supporter of community sport across Essex and has been a key stakeholder in the development of Essex Cricket’s community programmes.
“They have helped us exercise our three main objectives which run through our plans to develop cricket in Essex. These are to excite more children into playing through equipment into schools, to engage with the community through high-level cricket activation and experiences specifically around Junior and Women and Girls development, and to enhance clubs’ facilities or community activation via the club grant scheme.
“As a county we are all very thankful for the dedication and support that EASST provides the wider community to enjoy sport and specifically cricket.”