The window is now open for clubs to apply for between £1,000 and £4,000 to buy new equipment or develop their existing facilities.
The Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) has been given a budget of £55,000 to allocate to clubs looking to purchase covers, refurbish social areas, improve energy/water consumption or put in flood defences.
As well as the EWCT funding, the GCB will contribute and additional £10k to this year’s budget.
More than 40 Glos clubs have benefited from the scheme in the last two years alone.
GCB chief executive Steve Silk said:
“The EWCT Small Grant Scheme is simple to apply for and I would urge all our clubs to see if they have a project that is eligible for funding. In the last couple of years we have prioritised clubs that applied for covers in line with the ECB’s Get The Game On campaign and we know this has resulted in a lot more cricket being played.
“For 2017 we will again look to support covers schemes but we will also consider projects that make clubs more sustainable including improving social facilities. In recognition of the importance of this scheme, the GCB has agreed to put an additional £10k into the pot so that more clubs can benefit .”
To qualify for an EWCT Small Grant clubs must provide a minimum of 10% of the funding. Clubs can only apply for one project theme (eg covers, social areas, energy/water consumption or flood defences) and those who received a Small Grant in 2016 are not eligible to apply this year.
The closing date for applications is January 20 2017.
For more information including guidelines and application forms please see below: