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Funding & Fundraising


Cornwall clubs can apply for up to £4,000 following the launch of the 2018 ECB Small Grant Scheme.

To be eligible for a grant, clubs will need to support at least one of the ECB’s four main national programmes – All Stars Cricket, U19 T20, Get The Game On and developing women’s cricket.

Projects should also be linked to one of these areas, eg new covers to support the Get The Game On campaign or refurbished women’s changing rooms to make a clubhouse more appealing to female players.

And more clubs are set to benefit than ever before with an increase in funding for 2018.

Cornwall Cricket Board Development Manager Joe Skinner said:

“The ECB Small Grant Scheme is a fantastic way to help clubs implement small changes that can make a big difference to their long-term sustainability.

“In 2018 the scheme will support clubs committed to increasing the number of games they play, becoming more family friendly to support All Stars, improving facilities for women cricketers or putting on great events linked to the U19 Club T20 competition.

“The increased funding is fantastic for Cornwall and will allow more clubs to be supported than ever before.” – Joe Skinner

For a full list of project themes and everything you need to know about the 2018 scheme please click on the guidance notes and application below.

ECB Small Grant Scheme 2018 – Guidance Notes Clubs

ECB Small Grant Scheme 2018 – Application Form

Clubs who benefited last year can reapply in 2018 but their project must be significantly different.

Clubs cannot use the grant retrospectively (eg for items already purchased). Other ineligible schemes include; large scale renovation projects (over £20k), floodlights, roofing, marquees, sheds/ storage containers and second hand mobile covers.

The minimum grant is £1,000 and clubs will also need to contribute at least 10% of the cost of their project.

Applications are open now and close on February 23rd 2018. To submit your application please complete the form below and email to

If you have any questions or queries relating to any aspect of the 2018 ECB Small Grant Scheme please email our Project Manager  or Joe Skinner at

Natwest Cricket Force – Registration Open for 2018

Apply Here!

NatWest CricketForce is an initiative for cricket clubs encouraging members of the club and local community to get together to get the ground ready for the new season, whether your club is big or small it matters not. Club projects have ranged from simple paint jobs and sight screen scrubbing to brand new changing rooms, function rooms, and even a new pavilion full stop.

Whatever the project you have planned, it’ll be right for NatWest CricketForce.
To register your club for NatWest CricketForce you need to be a registered Play-Cricket user and hold either a CricketForce or Main Administration role on your club’s Play-Cricket site.  For more information click here.

Club Development Booklet

For up to date information on Club Development opportunities, national and local fundraising opportunities please download the CCB Club Development Booklet Oct 2017


ECB Club Funding Links

ECB Guide



Generating Income

  • All – In – One Subscriptions / Match fees (discounted for early payment)
  • Breakfast Club (Match Days)
  • Vice Presidents annual subscription
  • Themed Dinners
  • Six-a-side Tournaments (Club / Pub / Other Sports)
  • Superstars format activity
  • Loose Change Box on the bar / in Club
  • Involvement with other sports
  • Golf Days (Individual club or combined with other clubs)
  • Sponsorship (Make sure you sell your product to the potential Sponsor / What is in it for them)
  • Mid-Season lunch for volunteers
  • Pavilion Hire – health checks, Physiotherapist, Weddings, etc
  • Grassroots Media (Posters in Changing rooms)

Being Operationally Smart – Some Ideas to help you consider what you do as a club to manage your Club!

  • Talk to your players, do not assume you know what they want
  • Create an annual club handbook to go out to the community and club members, helps sell what you do.
  • Community Interest Company, register for exception from rates
  • Develop a grant writing team with the skills to complete with quality
  • Shop around for utilities, electricity, gas, etc.
  • Community Armature Sports Clubs, CASC, Rate relief
  •  Clubs to have greater interaction with their local schools, communication and advertising of coaching, the future.

Moving forwards the club forums will be based on your needs, so please inform us of what you need to help us shape the events. For us to help, you need to help us so please tell us your wants for the future forums.

To help clubs we have collated the club development booklet and the club development plan template (below). The former will be updated on a regular basis so please make sure you have the up to date version on your system, download by clicking the link above.

Development Planning

To support clubs in annually planning for cricket activity or facility developments please see this template Development Plan compiled to support you clubs development needs. This template gives a good explanation of how to use it effectively. Click Download for a a Pdf copy or for word format Download

ECB Facility Developments and Funding

The ECB have the potential for funding Pavilion or Net projects, they are a last up funder so you need to make sure your finances are in a position to then seek top up funding. As a club you need to make the CCB aware of the project, total cost, design etc. The CCB will prioritise the project to the ECB which will allow the ECB to allocate funds in a calendar year.

To find out more follow the links below.

ECB Approved NTP Systems _ Installers 200218

If you would like any advice on facility developments as a Club or indeed a School, or where your club / school currently sits within the Cornwall Facility Strategy please make contact with Joe Skinner, Cricket Development Manager.

Links to other Funders

Lord Taverners

Cornwall Sports Partnership Funding Document

Sport England