Access to Cricket Grant

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation – Access to Cricket Grant

At Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (DCF) we believe that everyone should be able to say “cricket is a game for me”, and we are committed to ensuring that cricket is accessible, safe, and welcoming to all those participating, whether they be players, spectators, volunteers, officials, coaches or those working on behalf of the DCF. We recognise that cost can be a barrier to accessing cricket and we are determined to remove that barrier to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the great game.

We are proud to introduce the DCF Access to Cricket Grant. Grants will be awarded to enable people to participate in playing the game or engaging in cricket education programmes.

Who can apply?

The fund is available for anyone of any age wishing to take part in a cricket activity or programme delivered by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation or by a partner organisation, including but not exclusive to; Derbyshire CCC, Derbyshire Affiliated Cricket Clubs and Leagues

All applications will be processed in strict confidence, and in line with data protection regulations.

What can the grant be used for?

The grants are flexible and can be used to fund many aspects that enable access to cricket. The following are a few examples but are not an exhaustive list:

  • Purchase of cricket equipment
  • Cost of enrolling on a coaching programme
  • Cricket Education Courses (Coaching, Umpiring and Scoring Courses)
  • Access to DCCC/DCF Performance Pathways (Boys & Girls)

*Please note, the grant will not cover Cricket Club Membership Fees or Subs*

Grant eligibility criteria

We appreciate that anyone can experience financial hardship at any point irrespective of social background. We therefore welcome applications from anyone experiencing financial difficulties to the extent of which the cost of accessing cricket is a barrier.

Applicants must reside in the county of Derbyshire.

Priority will be given to anyone who is in receipt of state benefits or children and young people on Free School Meals.

How much can I apply for?

The grants will cover between 50% and 100% of costs up to a maximum of £300.

Successful applicants can apply for one grant per calendar year.

How to apply

Please click here to complete the online application form

If you would prefer to confidentially discuss your situation before applying, please contact Richard Wood:


Phone: 07841 759315

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