The Devon ECB County Grants Fund application window is set to open on February 5 for six weeks.

The ECB County Grants Fund, which began in 2021, aims to support affiliated cricket clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities for women, girls and disability cricket, and develop environmentally sustainable facilities.

To date, the Devon Foundation Cricket has supported 44 clubs who have successfully received grants. In 2023, almost 75% of the projects supported were linked to tackling climate change, including the provision of off-grid electrical supplies, rainwater harvesting and bore-hole water supplies.

The fund has three essential themes:

  • Creating Welcoming Environments
  • Providing Enhanced Facilities and Playing Opportunities for Women’s and Girls’ Cricket and/or Disability Cricket
  • Tackling Climate Change

Clubs can apply for between £1,000 and £10,000 to support their viable club projects, however, where we expect many applications to be submitted we may have to cap the top-end award value. 

The ECB 2024 County Grant programme is set to open on February 1, after the County Cricket Boards have been advised of their budgets.

It is expected that for 2024 there shall be a linked association with actions identified in the Devon Cricket Facilities Strategy, so club projects better aligning with the actions within the Facilities Strategy, are likely to achieve priority should there be an oversubscription of deserving applications. 

Once again, for the 2024 County Grant Funding rounds, Devon Cricket will be holding two separate application windows during the year. The strategy is to allow clubs to move forward with non-impacting projects during the playing season or embark on more impacting projects after the season is completed.

We expect to open our first application window on Monday, February 5 and run for six weeks until Friday, March 22, however, we will confirm these exact dates in the coming weeks, and update any changes to the application process, once the ECB have communicated such changes.

In the meantime, clubs who are considering applying for a County Grant in 2024 can proactively start to prepare their applications outside of the IMS portal by inviting quotations and progressing any necessary planning applications for their project.


For any ECB County Grant Fund enquiries, please contact our Funding & Facilities Manager, Nick Goodliffe:

07801 178329 / 01392 262509