With the ongoing suspension of cricket until further notice there are clearly going to be financial implications for cricket clubs and leagues. 

There are a number of support packages/grants available for clubs to help them get through this difficult time and be in a position to run their club effectively once cricket resumes. These are detailed in the video above and in the document available here

 

 

Government Support 
The main source of Government support that lots of clubs will be eligible for is a Small Business Grant. This is availbale to cricket clubs that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBRR), rural rate relief (RRR) and tapered relief. This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to eligible cricket clubs to help meet their ongoing running costs. Find out more here. 

As of 1st June there is also a Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund for those who cannot access the above. 

You can find full details of the Governments financial support options for businesses here.

 

Sport England Community Emergency Fund 
This is open to support cricket clubs who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the easing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Clubs can apply for a grant between £300 and £10,000 and can find out more here.  

 

 

 

ECB Interim Support Package for Recreational Cricket
The ECB have two support packages available:

- A cricket club support loan scheme, with a 12-month repayment holiday

- Grants to recreational clubs through the “Return to Cricket” scheme

Visit the ECB Emergency Club Support section for more info.

 

 

 

Other Support 

Crowdfunding - Why not reach out to your members and local community by setting up a crowdfunding page? Small contributions soon add up - have a look at Crowdfunder, GoFundMe or Spacehive.  

The Charities Aid Foundation Emergency Fund. This is an emergency fund they are running as a response to Covid-19 and eligibility criteria and application process are detailed within their documentation.

The Devon Community Foundation Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund. This is to support local charities and community organisations across Devon who are supporting vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak. 

There is also some great financial advice and guidance on the ClubMatters Website

 

For further support please contact Matt Theedom on matt.theedom@ecb.co.uk / 07805 554636 or
Alex Jopling on alex.jopling@devoncricket.co.uk / 07507 711595.