Where to apply?
Improving facilities is always high on every club’s agenda. There are many ways in which clubs can improve their facilities. Applying for and receiving grants is an obvious one and there are various funding streams available.
Interest free loan scheme for clubs - The scheme is open to any ECB affiliated cricket club with a junior section which has a passion to be part of a modern dynamic sport development programme and is willing to complete, deliver and update a simple development plan. Contact your County Development Manager if you wish to apply for the scheme with a short description of the proposed project and yourcurrent status regarding junior development.
Sport England - Lottery Funding - Sport England iscommitted to the creation of a world-leading community sport environment. This means focusing their investment on organisations and projects that will grow and sustain participation in grass roots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.www.sportengland.org/funding.aspx
Lord’s Taverners - The Lord’s Taverners is a thriving club,the official charity for recreational cricket and the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity.www.lordstaverners.org
County Sports partnerships - There are 49 county sportspartnerships covering England. They are local networks of:
And other local agencies committed to working together toincrease participation in sport and physical activity.They are led by a central team of people whose job it isto provide leadership and co-ordination of the networkwww.sportengland.org/support__advice/county_sports_partnerships.aspx
CASC – tax relief - A CASC is a Community Amateur Sports Club registered with HM Revenue & Customs. The CASC scheme was created in order to distinguish between sports clubs and businesses for the purposes of business rates and taxes to help ensure that sports clubs are treated fairly and money stays within sport. www.ecb.co.uk
Dickie Bird Foundation - The vision of the Foundationis to assist young people under 18 years of age to participate, to the best of their ability, in the sport of theirchoice irrespective of their social circumstances, culture orethnicity and to ensure that, in doing so, they improve their chances both inside and outside sport.www.thedickiebirdfoundation.co.uk
The Big Lottery – The Big Lottery helps you choose theright grants programme for your project. They give grantsfrom £300 to over £500,000 to organisations ranging fromsmall local groups to major national charities.www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Fields In Trust - From sports pitches to children’s playgrounds, bicycle trails to country parks they make sure that all kinds of outdoor spaces are safeguarded forever.They protect 1281 spaces all across the UK and with yourhelp they can do even more. Their vision is to ensure that everyone – young or old, able or disabled and whether they live in an urban or rural environment – has access to free, local outdoor spaces for all kinds of sport, play and recreation. - www.fieldsintrust.org
Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation - Their vision is to create a society which encourages, enables and celebrates active women and girls. wsff.org.uk
Sports Aid - Sports Aid helps young British sportsmen and women achieve their ambitions by supporting them during the defining early years of their careers.www.sportsaid.org.uk
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust - The Trust’s Coalfields Community Grants Level 2 programme in England (2011-13)has successfully invested in many projects across the coalfield target communities. www.coalfields-regen.org.uk
Association of Charitable Foundations - The ACF is the leading membership association for trusts and foundations in the UK with over 300 members ranging in size from small and local grant-makers to some of the world’s largest foundations.www.acf.org.uk