• New mobile covers
• Flat sheet covers
• Bowlers run-up and / or side sheet covers
• Replacement cover tops
• Water removal equipment (only when combined with the purchase of covers)
Steve Archer has summeriesd the criteria to consider when applying
Please read thoroughly the attached guidance notes which contain all of the key information about the scheme – please review it carefully and contact me if you have any questions. If you then decide to submit an application, please ensure that your club meets all of the required eligibility criteria and your application is admissible with regards to the ‘eligible projects’ guidance.
Your Club’s Eligibility:
Subject to County Cricket Board Support eligibility is as follows:
Get the Game On- open to all affiliated Cricket Clubs
Clubs will need to have the following:
The Scheme is open to all affiliated Cricket Clubs (subject to CCB support).
Clubs will need to have the following: (A Constitution, Valid Buildings, Contents & Public Liability Insurance, Security of Tenure)
Clubs who received an award from the ECB Small Grant Scheme 2018 can reapply in 2019 but not under the same project theme.
Small Grant Scheme (Funding/Award)
Grants will be awarded between £1,000 (min) and £4,000 (max) per application.
Please return applications to me via email or call me if you intend to post hard copy.
Please note that I cannot guarantee any application at this stage due to the anticipated large number of applications against the amount of funding available for the whole of Yorkshire.
What would add more weight to an application is where clubs can provide above the minimum of 10% partnership funding (given the amount of applications anticipated it is highly likely that a contribution of more than 10% will be required, last year a number of clubs with successful bids were able to secure a higher percent of match funding, which enabled the Yorkshire Cricket Board to spread our allocation wider and support more projects.
Clubs that were successful in last year's scheme (regards covers) are not eligible to apply this year.
Applications should include a statement as to why the investment is needed and the impact this will have for the club in the forthcoming season. Specifically, if clubs are applying for covers then we require information of your current status regards this equipment – i.e. you currently have no covers/your covers are damaged, no longer fit for purpose etc, and if you are simply replacing existing covers then what do you plan to do with your existing ones? The rationale behind this is that in previous years clubs have purchased new covers and it has been highlighted later that they had covers which were adequate, resulting in other clubs in greater need missing out – we strive to ensure that if clubs simply intend to replace covers which are still in good condition then other clubs may be able to utilise these covers
Successful applicants will be required to provide feedback on the outcomes of their project (i.e. how it has helped get more games on/increased revenue/club membership etc) - this is a key element and requirement of any successful application as it helps provide evidence of success and supports future funding opportunities and ensures ongoing grant aid. Last year a number of clubs who were successful failed to provide feedback which was very disappointing given the level of financial support.