ECB Emergency Support – Clubs & Leagues

Following last weeks communications in relation to the ECBs emergency support packages during the COVID-19 outbreak, we now have further information relating to the two new funding schemes as well as how to apply.

 

 

 

ECB Emergency Loan Scheme

The ECB Emergency Loan Scheme aims to support affiliated cricket clubs during the COVID-19 crisis by providing funding to assist clubs to cover any shortfall in essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs until normal recreational cricket activity can be resumed. All clubs affiliated to the Leicestershire County Cricket Club in either 2019 or 2020 are eligible for the loan.

What will the scheme fund?
ECB will consider applications for costs for a period of up to 12 months. Clubs should calculate estimated shortfall in the following expenditure areas:
• Utility or service Costs
• Rental charges
• Staff costs (employees – not coaches or players)
• Cleaning or maintenance commitments
• IT licences
• Security
• Insurance
• Equipment orders that can’t be deferred or recovered
• TV / Broadband subscriptions (where it is not suspended)
• Affiliations
• Any other reasonable fixed and / or contracted costs

How much loan can I apply for?
• Club with a junior section (including All Stars Cricket / Dynamos Cricket) between £1,000 and £5,000.
• Club with an adult section only between £1,000 and £3,000.

Further information can be found on the ECB Emergency Loan via the ECB Website or via the link provided. More detailed information can be found within the guidance notes relating to the Emergency Loan with further detailed information across all aspects related to the loan.

Apply here, however before applying it is highly recommended to read the guidance notes attached prior to applying. As always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

ECB Return to Cricket Grant Scheme

The Return to Cricket Grant Scheme aims to provide cricket clubs and leagues with assistance in exceptional circumstances, where other potential sources of financial support are not available, e.g. constitutionally a loan is not an option or there is a high risk of default in paying back a loan.

Who can apply?
• Clubs that are prevented from taking out an Emergency Loan by their own constitution or articles
• Cricket leagues (open-age or junior)
• Clubs that have an annual turnover of less than £15,000

What will the scheme fund?
• Utility or service costs
• Rental charges
• Staff costs (employees – not coaches or players)
• Cleaning or maintenance commitments
• IT licences
• Security
• Insurance
• Equipment orders that can’t be deferred or recovered
• TV / Broadband subscriptions (where it is not suspended)
• Affiliations
• Any other reasonable fixed and / or contracted costs

How much grant can I apply for?
• Clubs with an adult Section only up to £1,000.
• Leagues (open-age or junior) up to £2,000.
• Clubs with a junior section (including All Stars Cricket / Dynamos Cricket) up to £3,000.

Further information can be found on the ECB Return to Cricket Grant Scheme via the ECB Website or via the link provided.

To apply, please get in touch with Andy Hibberd – andrewhibberd@leicestershireccc.co.uk to discuss your current situation and confirm your eligibility for the scheme. Following this initial conversation an application will be provided. Please read through the guidance notes related to the Return to Cricket Scheme for more information prior, the notes provided detailed FAQs.