Club Support

2018 Club Funding Opportunities

We are thrilled to share a list of grants awarded in Year 1 by the Surrey Championship & Surrey County Cricket Club via our partnership as announced earlier this year.

YearClubProject
2018Ashtead CCGirls and Coaching support / fees
2018Battersea Ironsides CCNets refurbishment
2018Camberley CCJuniors development
2018Farnham CCGirls Cricket
2018Hampton Wick Royal CCCoaching support
2018Horsley & Send CCGirls and Juniors development
2018Kingstonians CCCoaching Support
2018Merrow CCJuniors development
2018Old Rutlishians CCJuniors development
2018Oxted & Limpsfield CCGirls and Juniors development
2018Sanderstead CCGirls and Juniors development
2018Staines & Laleham CCCoaching fees
2018Weybridge CCGirls Development
2018Weybridge Vandals CCEmergency equipment
2018Woking & Horsell CCEmergency Equipment

15 Clubs have been supported with grants awarded totalling £13,150 so far with an average grant of around £900 per club. 4 clubs were rejected for incomplete applications or applications not relevant to the criteria.


Applications
The Championship committee along with Surrey CCC will determine whether to approve the grant, upon application. Grants, upon approval, will be paid immediately to qualifying schemes within Clubs.

All grant applications should be sent by email to our Treasurer, Crispin Lyden-Cowan. There is no fixed template but we recommend applications are precise and concise.

Clubs should formally apply for a grant, taking into consideration that the singular aim is to Increase Participation in Surrey Cricket.

Clubs should however consider that increasing participation can take a variety of broad forms, and the following ideas may be useful in determining whether your grant application will be successful.

  • Coaching Programmes for new age groups.
  • Use of innovative approaches to recruit adult players into clubs (e.g. social media, paid advertising)
  • Revenue costs associated with training coaches, officials and grounds people to support the delivery of increased numbers
  • Marketing and Promotional costs to support player recruitment at all levels (e.g. flyers, banners etc)
  • Costs associated with the club running an open day or another style of event aimed at recruiting new members from their local communities
  • Enhancing the experience of players – coaching aids, equipment, etc
  • Funds that will contribute to an Inclusive Environment – the establishment of Girls Cricket, Women’s cricket, Disability Cricket.
  • Entering a new team in the Championship for 2019 – but not at the expense of another league – i.e. a net increase of players.

Clubs should consider their own financial contribution to the application, and indicate this in the application

Clubs should actively seek community participation towards the projects applied for, and demonstrate this in the application.

Please note that there is no limit on the amount of grant that can be applied for, but the Championship Committee and Surrey CCC will want to see a fair distribution of funds across Championship Clubs. The total amount of funds available for distribution in 2018 is £20,000.

The fund may also be distributed for projects that will start and complete in this calendar year or complete in 2019.

For other funding information, you can download the Surrey Championship 2017 guide here.

Where next?

2018 Club Grounds & Facilities Grounds and Facilities Strategy v3.0 replaces the previous versions of this document. Our strateg

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