There are three themes to the fund, and these are:
Creating Welcoming Environments – open to affiliated cricket clubs registered for All Stars or Dynamos in 2022, 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. Key areas covered under this theme are Social Space/ Toilet Facilities/ Catering/ Arrival & Access/ Digitising
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 or disability cricket. Key areas covered under this theme are Non-Turf Match Pitch (must be an ECB Approved System)/ Non-Turf Practice Facility (must be an ECB Approved System)/ Enhanced Changing Facilities.
Tackling climate change (supported by Sport England) – Open to all affiliated cricket clubs. Key areas covered under this theme are Flood Resilience / Targeted drainage/ Drought Resilience / Energy Saving/ Water Management
During 2022 DCF has distributed more than £180K to 27 clubs under the programme which has been a huge boost to .recreational cricket.
In terms of available funding clubs with a junior section can apply for between £1,000 and £50,000 while clubs without a junior section can apply for between £1,000 and £20,000
Under each theme there are a range of eligible projects, all the information is available through the following link Here.
has a range of funds available and it is worthwhile visiting the website at https://www.sportengland.org/funds-and-campaigns/our-funds
They provide information on funding programmes as well as suggestions on other ways to generate funding, clubs can sign up for their newsletter too.
One fund where Derbyshire clubs have been successful is the “Active Together” fund linked into Crowdfunder.
Active Together is a £7.5 million fund, with up to £10,000 in match funding, as part of a support package to help clubs and organisations set up and run crowdfunding campaigns related to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, as well as the emerging energy, cost of living or other local crises – such as adverse weather.
Crowdfunder provides great support for clubs which includes:
And this is a fund where there are lots of success stories – worth a look, the following websites provide further information:
Crowdfunder – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/active-together
Derbyshire County Council – have a couple of opportunities that can help clubs.
Grants are available in 4 scaled categories from £1K to £50K+, for more information visit the website at:
Its aim is to support worthwhile projects and initiatives that will benefit local communities, for more information visit the website at:
Local Authorities – in some areas there are small grants available to support clubs and voluntary organisations.
Have a look at their website to see if anything’s available, if you are looking at a specific project speak with your local councillor they might be able to help.
Parish Councils too can offer local support, keeping them informed and up to date can bring benefits!
Foundation Derbyshire – offers small grants of up to £2000, for up to 12 months of activity, to not-for-profit groups working across Derby and Derbyshire
Their funds can support a range of activities and costs and there are no deadlines for applications.
Visit https://foundationderbyshire.org/ for further information on what’s available.
The site works like a cashback website, with the cashback being accrued for the cause/project of your choice.
All the information needed to register can be found at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/
While the current climate is challenging there are always funding opportunities around, you just need to keep looking for them.
To help the County Sports Partnership has funding information at https://makingourmove.org.uk/support-others/funding/ and you can sign up for their newsletter too.
Also, the local CVS (there’s one in most districts) usually offer funding help, so they are worth a visit too.
If you want any more information regarding funding, please contact Mick Glenn – email@example.com
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