Applications for the England & Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Small Grant Scheme (supported by Waitrose as part of its three-year sponsorship deal) are open.
Waitrose has supported this initiative by pledging £100 for every four or six scored across the entire 2014 home international summer, including England, England Women, England Lions and England Under-19s. This resulted in a huge sum of money being donated to support recreational cricket clubs.
The aim of the 'EWCT Small Grant Scheme 2015 - Supported by Waitrose' is to help create a sustainable future for affiliated cricket clubs.
The scheme will support clubs to make small changes to improve their long term sustainability, to save or raise money and to reduce operating costs.
With the contribution from Waitrose, clubs can also apply to the Small Grant Scheme for help with projects involving kitchens and indoor and outdoor social areas.
For more information on the EWCT Small Grant Scheme supported by Waitrose, clubs should complete an application form and submit to their local County Cricket Board. No applications are dealt with by the ECB, and not all clubs will be successful.
For more details, clubs should contact their local County Cricket Board (www.ecb.co.uk/countyboards).
For more information and to read the ECB article click here.