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.

All scheme applicants must demonstrate that funds will be used to benefit the general community and not just a small group.

Who can apply?

ECB Clubmark registration or accreditation is not a requirement when applying.

What projects are eligible?


Equipment purchase:

Fine turf:

Want to know more? Have a look at ECB’s technical guidance on fine turf.

Land purchase:


Want to know more? Have a look at ECB’s technical guidance and list of ECB approved non-turf pitch systems and suppliers.

How to apply

  1. Download and read the EWCT Interest Free Loan Scheme guidance notes (PDF)
  2. Can you answer yes to the following questions?
    a) Is your club/organisation eligible to apply to the scheme?
    b) Is the project you are considering eligible?
  3. If yes to both, download, complete and return the expression of interest form (MS Word)

How much can be applied for?

* A cricket club with a junior section is defined as “a cricket club that offers appropriate coaching and competition to cricketers under the age of 18 years”.

How much partnership funding is required?

A minimum of 10% partnership funding is required from the applicant.