DERBYSHIRE CRICKET BOARD
Club Development Grant Aid
Funding and Grant Aid - am I eligible?
Grants & Funding support is available from a wide variety of sources. Detailed below are some of the places you can visit in search of those elusive funds. The information which has been collected will by no means be an exhaustive list & one request we would make is that if you know of anything which is not recorded then please do pass that information on so other clubs can benefit.
When searching for funding it is worth spending some time ensuring the fund is something which you are able to access & that you can meet the criteria which is required by the Funding Organisation. Funders will also be looking for something in return for the investment they have made please do ensure you are able to deliver what they are asking for.
Click on the links to take you to the relevant pages on the ECB 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. For more information please visit; https://www.ecb.co.uk/clubdevelopmentplanning.
Your plan forms a statement of your future intentions and will demonstrate to funding organisations how your plan 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
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.
The England and Wales Cricket Trust welcomes eligible ECB affiliated cricket clubs with junior sections to consider an interest-free loan to assist in the development of facilities on their ground
The sources of funding and Grant Aid for Cricket Clubs is available to download by clicking the above link
On a more local level DCB Vice Chairman Glendon Dallard has produced an excellent document Funding Opportunities for Cricket this is placed under County News on the DCB website which is at http://derbyshirecb.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp the document links you into a whole host of other sites.
It may also be worth taking a look at the following site which provides quite a lot of background information on funding the address is http://www.emfunders.org.uk/ also linked into that site is the http://www.fundersindex.co.uk/ but do give yourself some time.
Also of interest may be the Derbyshire Sport site which is at Derbyshire Sport - Funding guide
There is also professional support available to help you through various bodies. The funders will often provide support in completing applications local authorities & CVS among others will have staff with time dedicated to support those seeking funding.