ECB Emergency Support for Clubs and Leagues

July 2020 - Important changes have been made to the Emergency Funding schemes that have been available to clubs since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic; Emergency Loan Scheme and Return to Cricket Grant Scheme.

Emergency Support Programmes for Clubs – Headline Summary:

With many government funding sources concluding, ECB is extending the Return to Cricket Grant Scheme until December 2020.

The differential funding level between clubs with junior sections and adult only clubs and the recommended £15,000 turnover limit have been removed.

In addition, the Emergency Loan Scheme has increased the amounts that can be loaned and the scheme will be open indefinitely. The scheme may be particularly useful if clubs require support over the winter period and provides longer term sustainable support.


ECB Emergency Loan Scheme:

The scheme aims to support affiliated Cricket Clubs during the COVID-19 crisis by providing funding to assist clubs to cover any shortfall in the preparation, essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs of facilities following the resumption of recreational cricket.

The key changes to the scheme are:

How do I apply?

A list of what the scheme will fund can be found here.

Before applying, it is highly recommended clubs read the Emergency Loan Scheme Guidance Notes

Clubs apply by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact the ECB Facilities Help Desk by emailing here.


Return to Cricket Grant Scheme:

The scheme aims to support affiliated cricket clubs and leagues (open-age and junior) within England and Wales, during the COVID-19 crisis, by providing emergency grant funding to help cover any shortfall in the preparation, essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs of facilities following the resumption of recreational cricket.

Key changes to the scheme are:

How do I apply?

A list of the what the scheme will fund can be found here.

Before considering an application, it is highly recommended that clubs and leagues read the Return to Cricket Grant Scheme Guidance Notes to determine if they are eligible to apply.

Please contact your County Cricket Board for an Application Form.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact the ECB Facilities Help Desk by emailing here.