Applications are now open for the ECB and ​LV= General Insurance £1million #Funds4Runs initiative

LV= and ECB are excited about the opportunity of many community projects benefiting from #Funds4Runs funding this year, and together we are looking to help create PR for local projects across the summer, with the potential help of England Men’s, England Women’s and England Disability players.

What is #Funds4Runs?

The £1m investment, jointly funded by the ECB and LV=GI, will focus on key areas where access to cricket support or cricket itself has been limited. As well as delivering against wider ECB objectives, the #Funds4Runs initiative will directly help four key areas recover and rebuild from the impact of COVID-19:

  • Those from deprived backgrounds
  • Those from diverse communities
  • Those within disability groups
  • Those taking part in women and girls’ programmes

The fund is already supporting two live projects, expanding the existing All Stars Cricket programme and supporting a brand-new partnership with the British Film Institute. For more information on both of these, please visit our website here.

Who is it available to?

Financial support from the initiative will be accessible to affiliated clubs, All Stars cricket centres, Community organisations, County Cricket Boards and Cricket Wales.

How will it be administered?

The ECB Participation and Growth teams will oversee the administration and determine final financial approval while working collaboratively with local county cricket boards to ensure priorities in their local areas are met.

How to apply?

To submit your application you will need to complete the form below, but before you do, please read the ECB #Funds4Runs Community Cricket Fund 2021 Guidance Notes and FAQs.

You will need to supply details about your organisation, information on the project and focus area you are looking to receive funding towards, and a summary of project costings, the details of which are all laid out within the form.

If you have any further questions, which can’t be answered within the FAQ document, please contact [email protected].

Download the club form
  • Download the FAQs
  • Download the Club Guidance