How to get Cricket Club Funding and Grants

A range of options are out there when looking for cricket club grants and funds.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced investment of £35million in grassroots cricket facilities and widening access to the sport within schools. This annoucement was made the morning of the county cricket season starting, and on the precipise of the UK hosting Men and Women T20 Wolrd Cup. The funding is aimed to get 930,000 young people into cricket over the next five years. It comes as part of the government’s mission to get 3.5million adults and children physically active by 2030.

The £35million will be filtered into grassroots sports as well as the build of all-weather domes. Searching for “Cricket Grants” throws up many options. At Club Insure, we’ve put together the best and most popular opportunities for cricket clubs to raise funds.

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.

The scheme is open to all ECB affiliated cricket clubs in England and Wales.

Club Insure Refer and Reward Scheme

Between 1st January and 31st March each year, Club Insure are entering every new cricket club client into a competition where they each have the chance to win a £250 club grant. Runners up will receive a £100 club grant which they can choose to spend on cricket equipment or improving their cabbage patch.

Apply for the next Club Insure grant today.

Sport England Community Asset Fund

Sport England funds hundreds of projects in grassroots sports every year, of which your club project could be one. The following programmes could help to greatly improve your club’s facilities. 

National Lottery Small Grants Fund

National Lottery funding can help you to make a difference in your community. They offer funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

Occasionally the Fund makes grants of under £20,000 to projects that benefit people right across the UK. Find out more about our UK-wide funding. They also make grants of more than £20,001 for longer term projects.

EWCT Interest Free Loan Scheme

The England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Interest Free Loan Scheme provides finance to clubs for capital projects to help them build and ensure a sustainable future.

Download and read the EWCT Interest Free Loan Scheme guidance notes. If you feel you are eligible, apply at ims.ecb.co.uk.

Local Fundraising

Find out more about getting involved and drumming up support for your club in the local area. Read advice on keeping in touch and staying relevant to your members, even if that requires some virtual assistance.

Contact your local authority

Many local councils have reached out to cricket clubs around the UK and offered them support. Contact your local authority if you are in need of funds and ask them if they will support your club through lockdown.

At Club Insure, we understand cricket clubs need support.

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