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 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 – 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.

Sport England Small Grants Fund

Sport England funds hundreds of projects in grassroots sports every year and want everyone in the country, regardless of age, background or level of ability, to feel able to get involved in sport and physical activity. The Small Grants programme aims to support this by offering funding to projects involving adults and young people aged 14 or over, which meet one of more of the aims of their 'Towards an Active Nation' strategy.

Awards of £300 - £15,000 are available.

To apply, please read the application guidance below.

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

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

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.