NEW ECB County Grants Fund

18th August 2021

Norfolk Cricket Board are pleased to announce details of the NEW ECB County Grants Fund which was originally due to launch in March 2020 but has been delayed due to the Coronavirus.

The County Grants Fund aims to support affiliated cricket clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to help clubs tackle the impact of climate change.

Applications for this fund will open from Norfolk in Mid-September. Therefore, I would encourage any clubs with existing projects or those clubs with plans to carefully consider how this fund may be able to utilise this fund to improve the facilities at their club.

Who can apply?

  • The scheme is open to all Norfolk Cricket Board Affiliated clubs that meet the eligibility.

What type of projects are eligible?

  • Creating welcoming environments – open to affiliated cricket clubs registered for All Stars or Dynamos in 2021, or actively involved with women’s and girls’ cricket and / or disability cricket. It is an expectation that any junior programme will include and actively engage with girls
  • Enhanced facilities and playing opportunities for women’s and girls’ cricket and / or disability cricket – open to affiliated cricket clubs actively engaged in competitive female only cricket
  • Tackling climate change (supported by Sport England) – Open to any affiliated cricket clubs

How much can be applied for?

  • Clubs can apply for between £1,000 (minimum) and £10,000 (maximum) per application.

County Grants Guidance?

  • County Grants Fund Guidance has been attached to this email.

Next Steps?

  • Norfolk Cricket Board will be holding a series of Online Webinars via Zoom in the first few weeks of September to explain more about the fund. We would encourage any clubs interested in this fund to dial into one of the calls which will explain more about the fund.
  • Details about the webinars will be released next week.
  • Applications will open in Norfolk will open from Monday 20th September.
  • The procedure for applications will be discussed during the Online Webinars.
  • NCB would strongly urge all clubs looking to develop facilities at their club to read the County Grant Fund Guidance and the Creating Welcoming Environments Guide ahead of creating an application. (Downloadable at the bottom of the page)

More Details & Information

More more details please contact NCB Cricket Development Director Lewis Denmark on lewis.denmark@norfolkcricket.co.uk