guide to funding

The latest version of the ECB's Sources of Grant Aid and Funding for Cricket Clubs booklet is now available. As with previous editions, this booklet contains information on the ECB's funding streams for cricket clubs as well as those provided by Sport England, The Lord's Taverners and many other funding bodies. Download the guide  at 



Cumbria Community Foundation 

CCB has supported Clubs to access funding for facilities and other projects through other funding agencies such as the Cumbria Community Foundation-over 31 Clubs supported to the tune of £170,000

Other agencies such as Sport England Small Grants Fund have been accessed by Clubs. In the past year over £30,000.00 has been secured through Small Grants fund with the support of CCB.

Contact Bob Simpson, Cumbria Cricket Development Manager for more information.


Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) -   Register as a Community Amateur Sports Club and find various ways raise money and claim Gift Aid, enabling volunteers to spend more time on sport and less time on administration. 

CASC's scheme offers clubs the opportunity to gain further funding to develop certain areas within their club.   

Registering as a CASC Cricket Club:

  • Registration is 'free of charge'
  • 80% mandatory business rate relief.
  • The ability to raise funds from individuals under Gift Aid. 
  • Exemption from some levels of corporation tax. 

Clich HERE to find out more on the CASC Website

Click HERE to see a copy of the CASC Clubs Information Newsletter and HERE for the CASC Summer Newsletter


The Landfill Communities Fund - This is a source of grant aid which is available for community based recreational projects arising from Landfill Tax.

The Lord's Taverners - 2010 is the Diamond Jubilee of The Lord's Taverners, a leading youth sports and disability charity and the official charity of recreational cricket.

Lords Taverners kit bag and non-Turf pitch funding update

If you are a Club or School who directly gets involved in the organisation of youth cricket then applying for assistance with equipment and facilities may interest you.  

 Please find attached updated Lords Taverners applications for the following: 

  • Cricket equipment bag - From kwik cricket to U16 youth hard ball cricket bags.
  • Non-turf pitch and nets - Applications can be made for grants towards the installation of non-turf pitches and nets to the following level: Non-turf match pitch - £3,000; Non-turf practice - £2,000; Outdoor nets - £1,000.  
  • Cricket competition funding and cricket coaching scheme - Applications will be considered for grants towards the cost of youth cricket festivals / tournaments and for youth special coaching schemes.

Sport England - Sport England is committed to the creation of a world-leading community sport system. This means focusing our investment on organisations and projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.

Sport England make investments into community sport through its two funding streams. The Community Investment Fund is allocated through 9 Regional Sports Boards who are empowered to make funding decisions on local community sports projects. National Investment is distributed in conjunction with National Governing Bodies and a range of other national partners. National award funding decisions are made by the NationalInvestment Committee. 

Whilst any club can make an application to the Community Investment Fund, you are strongly recommended to contact your Local Authority to discuss your proposal and they should be able to put you in contact with other agencies such as County Sports Partnerships and Community Sports Networks who will be able to assist you.