Improving energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption will to reduce the environmental impact of cricket and reduce operating costs. This will help to keep the cost of participation down at a time when clubs may be faced with difficult choices about how they spend their money.

The ECB have published a useful guideline on reducing energy consumption, which is recommended to all clubs to study over the winter period and consider how they can make efficiency improvements which will help to ease the blow when the spiralling energy units costs start to have an impact.

Help tackle climate change and reduce your club's energy costs.

Head over to the ECB Sustainability webpage to read their 'How to reduce your energy consumption' guideline.

The ECB County Grants Scheme has been in existence since 2021 offering between £1,000 and £10,000 to clubs to make improvements at their club in line with the Inspiring Generations initiative. Many clubs in Devon have already benefitted from a County Grant award. It has “tackling climate change” as one of its main eligibility themes.

The Devon Cricket Board has already supported many clubs across the county under this scheme and remains committed to support applications focused on the tackling climate change theme, as ultimately it will have a positive impact on cricket clubs.

The next round for County Grant applications will open in early January 2023 and run for approximately six weeks. Clubs are encouraged to start considering their applications now, as time is needed to arrange surveys, invite quotations, apply for planning permission, which all ideally needs to be in place to support the on line application process.

Take a look at the ECB County Grants guidelines and consider if the improvement plan you have at your club will meet the eligibility criteria and requirements for a successful application.

More details will follow soon on the next Grant application window.

To learn more about energy saving practices or the County Grant scheme please contact our Devon Cricket Funding and Facilities Manager:

Nick Goodliffe


Phone: 07801 178329