The following grant schemes are available for eligible grassroots organisations to apply to;


ECB County Grant 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.

Minimum Grant: £1,000
Maximum Grant: £10,000

For more information on the ECB County Grant Fund, click here.
For Guidance Notes, click here.

Application Closes: Ongoing

ECB 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.

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

For more information on the ECB Interest-Free Loan Scheme, click here.
For Guidance Notes, click here.

Application Closes: Ongoing

Sport England Funding Opportunities

Sport England funds hundreds of projects in grassroots sports every year, of which your club project could be one.

The following programmes could help to greatly improve your club’s facilities:

Community Asset Fund
Whether it’s the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the cricket pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person’s experience – and likelihood of coming back. Traditional sports facilities where people spend time getting active are an important part of this, but it can be much wider too.

It doesn’t have to be a traditional space – or a traditional sport or form of the game. Sport England’s Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active. Find out more about the Community Asset Fund.

Small Grants
Sport England use National Lottery funding to make awards from £300 to £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more people get active. Sport England want everyone in the country, regardless of age, background or level of ability, to feel able to get involved in sport and physical activity.

Their Small Grants programme aims to support this by offering funding to projects involving adults and young people aged 14 or over, which meet one or more of the aims of their ‘Towards an Active Nation’ strategy. Find out more about how to apply to the Small Grants Scheme.


For further information on any of the available grants, please contact Graham Pryke on 07518 343224 or e-mail [email protected]