The Devon Cricket board have produced a comprehensive guide for clubs to support them with accessing funding, including:

- Grant Aid sources and applications 
- Sponsorship
- Crowdfunding
- Fundraising 

Download the Funding Guide for Clubs here. 


See below for a number of funding sources that clubs could be eligible for. When applying for any grant funding we strongly recommend you take the time to see if you project meets the aims and criteria of the funding body before applying. If you are unsure after reading their website please contact the funder directly to clarify

Please note: Due to Covid-19 a number of Funding Bodies have paused for application or have setup specific emergency funding to help clubs whilst no sport can take place.


ECB County Grant FundThe 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. Grants of £1,000 - £10,000

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. Loans of £1,000 - £50,000

Devon Cricket League Discretionary Grants - The scheme’s primary aim is to support member clubs who are either starting, or expanding their club junior section, or who are providing opportunities for women and girls, or those with disabilities. The maximum level of grant has now increased from £350 to £500.

Sport England Small Grants Scheme - Awards from £300 to £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more people get active. The funding is for 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.

Sport England Active Together - A £7.5 million fund, with up to £10,000 in match funding, as part of a support package to help clubs and organisations set up and run crowdfunding campaigns

National Lottery Community Funding - The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, raised by players of The National Lottery. Cricket clubs in the past have particularly had success with the Awards for All scheme, for grants between £300 and £20,000. 

Devon County Council - Locality Budgets - Each County Councillor has a locality budget fund. Councillors can make grants to support projects or activities that benefit the communities they represent and help meet the Council’s strategic objectives. Not-for-private-profit voluntary or community groups (including town and parish councils) can apply.

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

Charitable Trusts - There are a number of charitable trusts that provide grants for voluntary organsations for example The Norman Family Charitable Trust  and Viscount Amory's Charitable Trust

Devon Community Foundation -  Devon Community Foundation has a range of different funds designed for small community and voluntary groups working to help local people across Devon.

David Shepherd Cricket Trust - A charitable trust with the simple aims of helping more young people to play and enjoy the great game of cricket and the talented to become future stars of the game. Clubs can apply for small grants to help with achieving the above. 

Cash 4 Clubs - Cash 4 Clubs offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from £250 to £10,00. It is a simple scheme aimed at giving community clubs a helping hand and provide the opportunity to raise the money they need to invest in their club. 

Supermarket Community Funds - A number of supermarkets have local community grant schemes where the money raised is used to fund local community projects. Have a look at Tesco Community Grants and Cooperative Local Community Fund

Aviva Community Fund - Set up your community project and you could access some of the £250,000 each year from Aviva as well as crowdfunding through your own network. 

South West Water - The neigbourhood fund for projects that support the wellbeing of people, the environment and communities. The water-saving community fund specifically for water conservation projects. 

Localgiving - gain access to simple and effective fundraising tools, exclusive grant opportunities plus automated Gift Aid, resources and support.

Give To Local - Through GiveToLocal, people support their local clubs not only because it’s a great thing to do but because they can also be rewarded with access to offers and discounts at local businesses, meaning donating to their local club can actually end up saving them money!

Online Fundraising - You can get free donations from retailers to your club through members online purchases, have a look at  Easyfundraising

Crowdfunding - Raise funds through an online campaign using the power of social networks. Clubs have raised thousands of pounds in the past with small donations from people and bigger pledges from local businesses. Crowdfunder is the main platform with the most opportunity, Crowdfunder Devon offer the opportunity for match funding. Other platforms include GoFundMe and Just Giving.  

Sponsorship - sponsorship from companies/businesses/ndividuals is a great way of bringing in funds for a club as well as establishing links with the commnity. Take a look at this guide to 'Making Sponsorship Work' from grassroots sport sponsorship company Snap

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. 

Grant Finders - There are a number of websites that list potential grant sources,  Devon County Council, Grants Online. There are also companies such as 4Grants who will help you with your sourcing and applying for funding on a no win no fee basis.