To help support cricket clubs in raising much needed funds, ECB has teamed up with easyfundraising, the UK’s leading good-cause shopping site. This site provides you with a free way of generating money for your club – just by shopping online.
It couldn’t be simpler… All your club needs to do is sign up at ecb.easyfundraising.org.uk and then get your members to sign up to your site and starting fundraising whilst they shop. There is no cost to anyone except the retailers!
A number of cricket clubs have been already been using easyfundraising over the past few years and in total have raised over £150,000 so far.
Once you’re signed up, click here for helpful tips and tools to get club members raising money for your club.
The Lord’s Taverners Non-Turn Pitch Scheme 2013
Following a review by The Lord’s Taverners, I am pleased to announce that The Lord’s Taverners Non-Turf Pitch Scheme 2013 has re-opened.
The latest version of the application form is available to download from The Lord’s Taverners website at http://www.lordstaverners.org/charity/support-and-funding/youth-cricket.htm
In addition, new Guidance Notes have been produced, which should be read in conjunction with the application form. Please read these carefully.
NatWest Cricket Club Finance Guide
NatWest have been sponsoring cricket for 30 years and have produced a finance guide which is attached here.
It contains practical, inspiring and informative guidance to help manage and boost community clubs finances.
ECB Grants and Loans
Full details of the current ECB Grant and Loan schemes can be found at;
January 2011: Information on Funding and awards available to community and voluntary groups throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
This information have been provided by vInvolved (Leicestershire & Rutland).
File Download: vLeics Funding Newsletter
Looking for Funding
The attached gives information and web-sites where your club could look for funding.
Approaching the Relevant Funding Organisations
It is important that you chose the correct funding agency(s) for your respective plan/ elements within your plan. Each organisation has its own particular criteria and requirements. It is therefore vital that you make contact with the individual organisation and match your plans to its respective criteria before you compile an application.
File Download: Looking for Funding
Completing a Funding Application
VAL Funding Guide
Voluntary Action Leicester have produced the attached guide to help voluntary and community groups complete funding applications.
They also offer workshops to individuals or groups, offering specific support to help you through this process. Details of the workshops are available on the VAL website.
Putting your application together
Careful planning to ensure your ambitions are realistic and right for your club is essential. The ECB’s Club Development Plan provides a format and procedure, approved by the main Grant Aid providers.
Your plans forms a statement of your future intentions and will demonstrate to funding organisations how your plans will satisfy their requirements adding to cricket provision in your area.’
Tips to Achieving a Successful Application
You should demonstrate how your project represents value for money
Emphasise your level of need for financial support
Make sure your application is honest and request only funds you require
Be prepared to undergo a process of monitoring by funding agencies
Demonstrate a degree of ‘self help’ – whether in cash or in kind
Have contingency plans in the event of a rejected application or a reduced award
File Download: VAL Guide to Completing Funding Applications