2018 ECB Small Grant Scheme – apply now
Gloucestershire clubs can apply for up to £4,000 in funding following the launch of the 2018 ECB Small Grant Scheme.
To be eligible for a grant, clubs will need to support at least one of the ECB’s four main national programmes – All Stars Cricket, U19 T20, Get The Game On and developing women’s cricket.
Projects should also be linked to one of these areas, eg new covers to support the Get The Game On campaign or refurbished women’s changing rooms to make a clubhouse more appealing to female players.
And more clubs are set to benefit than ever before with an increase in funding for 2018.
Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) chief executive Steve Silk said:
“The ECB Small Grant Scheme is a fantastic way to help clubs implement small changes that can make a big difference to their long-term sustainability.
“In 2018 the scheme will support clubs committed to increasing the number of games they play, becoming more family friendly, improving facilities for women cricketers or putting on great events linked to the U19 Club T20 competition.
“The increased funding is great news and will allow us to help support more clubs than ever before.”- Steve Silk
For a full list of project themes and everything you need to know about the 2018 scheme please click on the guidance notes below.
In 2017, 29 clubs improved their grounds through the scheme (then called the England and Wales Cricket Trust Small Grant scheme). Clubs who benefited last year can reapply in 2018 but their project must be significantly different.
Clubs cannot use the grant retrospectively (eg for items already purchased). Other ineligible schemes include; large scale renovation projects (over £20k), floodlights, roofing, marquees, sheds/ storage containers and second hand mobile covers.
The minimum grant is £1,000 and clubs will also need to contribute at least 10% of the cost of their project.
Applications are open now and close on February 23 2018. To submit your application please complete the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or queries relating to any aspect of the 2018 ECB Small Grant Scheme please email our clubs and programmes officers email@example.com (north clubs) and firstname.lastname@example.org (south clubs).