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Latest Support News from the ECB 18-04-20

Latest Support News from the ECB 18-04-20

 

We hope that you had a happy and relaxing few days over Easter. Following the Emergency Grant and Loan update earlier today, our weekly COVID-19 update can be found below.

All Stars Cricket Activity Booklet

Next week we are excited to be able to share an updated All Stars Cricket 2020 Activity Booklet with all past and present All Stars parents for them to download. Jam packed with eight different activity areas, introductions to cricket skills, quizzes and recipes from England players, the booklet has been adapted to be suitable for families whilst they are at home.

 

We'll share the booklet with you in next week’s bulletin so that you can access and share it with your networks as well.

Bank details security reminder

In these turbulent times we are aware of a number of clubs and leagues sharing information on their finances including bank account details. On advice from ECB's IT Security Officer below is a timely reminder. Always remember, email is not secure.

 

When in receipt of personal or confidential information never assume it is authentic and always check its source. In the case of bank details always confirm before making payment but not using the contact details provided. If sending out a club or league’s bank details ideally use a secure route such as a secure email service or encrypted within a password protected attachment. Personal or confidential information must always be sent securely.

 

Sport England Guidance

In addition to the advice that we are providing you regarding COVID-19, we would encourage you and your colleagues to regularly check the latest "Club Matters" government advice from Sport England which can be found here.

 

Club Matters provides guidance on keeping sports clubs running, keeping in touch with members and/or customers and provides case studies for what other sports clubs are doing across the country.

Questions

We would like to find a way to make these communications two-way, and to gather feedback from you on a weekly basis. Each week we will ask a few of questions, this week only three, via our survey here. We would hugely appreciate you taking the time to let us know your answers.

All Stars Cricket Activity Booklet

Next week we are excited to be able to share an updated All Stars Cricket 2020 Activity Booklet with all past and present All Stars parents for them to download. Jam packed with eight different activity areas, introductions to cricket skills, quizzes and recipes from England players, the booklet has been adapted to be suitable for families whilst they are at home.

 

We'll share the booklet with you in next week’s bulletin so that you can access and share it with your networks as well.

Bank details security reminder

In these turbulent times we are aware of a number of clubs and leagues sharing information on their finances including bank account details. On advice from ECB's IT Security Officer below is a timely reminder. Always remember, email is not secure.

 

When in receipt of personal or confidential information never assume it is authentic and always check its source. In the case of bank details always confirm before making payment but not using the contact details provided. If sending out a club or league’s bank details ideally use a secure route such as a secure email service or encrypted within a password protected attachment. Personal or confidential information must always be sent securely.

Sport England Guidance

In addition to the advice that we are providing you regarding COVID-19, we would encourage you and your colleagues to regularly check the latest "Club Matters" government advice from Sport England which can be found here.

 

Club Matters provides guidance on keeping sports clubs running, keeping in touch with members and/or customers and provides case studies for what other sports clubs are doing across the country.

Questions

We would like to find a way to make these communications two-way, and to gather feedback from you on a weekly basis. Each week we will ask a few of questions, this week only three, via our survey here. We would hugely appreciate you taking the time to let us know your answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From today, clubs will be able to apply to two new funding schemes specifically designed to help see you through the challenging next few months as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

Emergency Loan Scheme

 

The ECB Emergency Loan Scheme aims to support affiliated Cricket Clubs by providing interest free loans to assist clubs to cover any shortfall in essential day to day running and maintenance costs until normal recreational cricket activity can be resumed.

Clubs should apply here.

 

Return to Cricket Grant Scheme

 

 

The Return to Cricket Grant Scheme aims to provide affiliated cricket clubs and leagues (open-age and junior) with emergency assistance in exceptional circumstances.  Full eligibility criteria can be found in the Guidance Notes.  

Clubs and leagues can find out more information here.

 

How your County Cricket Board will help

 

Emergency Loan Scheme

When a loan application is received through the ECB Investment Management System, CCBs will confirm the club is affiliated to the County Board, and that the information provided is accurate to the best of the County Board’s knowledge.  Once the CCB has validated the clubs affiliation, the application will be progressed to the ECB Facilities Investment Team.

Return to Cricket Grant Scheme

Your County Board will be the first point of call when applying to the grant scheme, providing eligible organisations with an Application Form. Once completed, organisations will submit their Application Form to their ECB Regional Facilities Planning Manager for review.  Contact details can be found in the Guidance Notes.

 

FAQs and Help Desk

 

 

Frequency Asked Questions for both schemes can be found here (Emergency Loan Scheme) and here (Return to Cricket Grant Scheme).

In addition, if you have any questions about either scheme, please contact the ECB Facilities Help Desk by emailing the relevant contact below: