County Grants Fund

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new ECB County Grants Fund open to affiliated clubs that fit the priority areas (listed below).

The County Grants Fund aims to support affiliated Cricket Clubs to deliver projects in the following three areas:

  • Creating Welcoming Environments*
  • Providing Enhanced Facilities and Playing Opportunities for Women’s and Girls’ Cricket and / or Disability Cricket
  • Tackling Climate Change

You can read a lot more information about these three themes within the attached guidance notes:

County Grant Funds Guidance

Creating Welcoming Environments Guide

To assist clubs in assessing where they may need to improve their facilities to make them more welcoming and inclusive, the ECB has developed a couple of self-assessment documents.

ECB Facilities Review Checklist

ECB Facilities Survey

HOW WILL THE COUNTY GRANTS FUND BE MANAGED?

The County Grants Fund will launch on 1st September 2021.

All clubs who wish to apply should complete our Expression of Interest Form which goes live on 18th August so we can understand your project in more depth and support you accordingly to be able to move to the next stage. The expression of interest form is a google form, and you can find that here - GOOGLE FORM EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Timelines:
- County Grants Fund Open from 1st September 2021
- Expressions of Interest open: 18th August 2021
- Deadline for expressions of interest: 15th December 2021
- Independent Review Panel to Meet Late December 2021: Date TBC
- Clubs informed: Early Jan 2022 

There are a few key points we would like to make to clubs at this stage:

  1. Prioritising – Only applications from Clubs that are actively engaged with one or more ECB programmes: All Stars, Dynamos, or Women’s and Girls’ Cricket and Disability Cricket will be considered.
  2. Local management – The County Grants Fund will be administered locally, with an Independent Review Panel for award decisions.
  3. Scale of support – The County Grants Fund has been launched by the ECB as a priority for supporting the recreational game and the ambitions of its Inspiring Generations Strategy. Therefore, there are positive levels of investment attributed to the fund for Cornwall. However, there are still finite levels of funding available to us in year one which is why we must work closely with cricket clubs to identify appropriate projects which deliver strong outcomes.

If your club has any questions please feel free to ask, please contact: