Clubs and community groups can currently take advantage of a variety of ECB funding streams. 

County Grants Fund

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.

The scheme is open to all ECB affiliated cricket clubs in England and Wales.

The projects eligible are:

  • 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

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

To apply, please download and read the guidance notes.


LV= General Insurance and the ECB have partnered to bring to life a £1million fund #Funds4Runs, providing financial support across the grassroots cricket community and giving free cricket places for children in deprived areas.

This fund will be focused on recovering and rebuilding the lives of children from deprived backgrounds, diverse communities, disability groups and women's and girls programmes.

Clubs and community groups can use this fund to: 

  • Connect communities and improve lives through cricket
  • Increase the relevance of cricket locally with non-cricket stakeholders
  • Grow long-term engagement with cricket in communities

EWCT Interest Free Loan Scheme

The England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Interest Free Loan Scheme provides finance to clubs for capital projects to help them build and ensure a sustainable future.

All scheme applicants must demonstrate that funds will be used to benefit the general community and not just a small group. 

The loan is open for all ECB affiliated clubs and other organisations who can evidence achievement/delivery of the EWCT's charitable aims.

The projects eligible are:

  • Buildings
  • Equipment purchase
  • Fine turf
  • Land purchase
  • Non-turf

Please view the EWCT Interest Free Loan Scheme guidance notes for eligible projects.

How much can be applied for?

  • Cricket clubs with a junior section* – £1,000 - £50,000
  • Cricket clubs without a junior section – £1,000 - £20,000
  • Other organisations – subject to application

* A cricket club with a junior section is defined as “a cricket club that offers appropriate coaching and competition to cricketers under the age of 18 years”.

How much partnership funding is required?

A minimum of 10% partnership funding is required from the applicant.

To apply please read the EWCT Interest Free Loan Scheme guidance notes and if eligibility is met, please register below.