The scheme aims to support affiliated cricket clubs and leagues (open-age and junior) within England and Wales, during the COVID-19 crisis, by providing emergency grant funding to help cover any shortfall in the preparation, essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs of facilities following the resumption of recreational cricket.
Key changes to the scheme are:
- The removal of the recommended turnover limit.
- The removal of differentiation in grant level between clubs with junior sections and adult only clubs.
- Clubs and leagues can now apply for a maximum grant award of £3,000.
- Eligible costs for the scheme include adapting to comply with COVID-19 guidelines and pitch renovation costs as well as ongoing fixed/contracted costs.
How do I apply?
A list of the what the scheme will fund can be found here.
Before considering an application, it is highly recommended that clubs and leagues read the Return to Cricket Grant Scheme Guidance Notes to determine if they are eligible to apply.
Please contact your County Cricket Board for an Application Form.
If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact the ECB Facilities Help Desk by emailing here.