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Register now for 2018 NatWest CricketForce

2018’s NatWest CricketForce will take place across the weekend beginning Friday 23rd March.

This year ECB are encouraging clubs to take part in activities that will help create family friendly environments such as upgrading access for people with disabilities and improving changing and toilet facilities for women and girls.

The registration portal is now open, sign up and activate your £150 privilege account from Jewson – click here.

If you have any queries please email

So where can I access information on types of funding?

There are numerous funding streams out there, if you know where to look. This section should hopefully give you some idea of a few streams that could benefit your cricket club.

First port of call is quite often your local authority, county council or parish council, a well thought out plan and approach to these bodies can result in important funds.

Please follow the links below for information on funding from different bodies, alternatively, please contact your Cricket Development Manager for more information.
ECB Funding:

The England & Wales Cricket Board have funding information about various schemes including those mentioned below. Please visit for more information.

Information on England and Wales Cricket Trust – Interest Free Loan Scheme
England & Wales Cricket Trust Grant Aid Scheme
Jewson Privilege Account Scheme (available only for registered members of NatWest CricketForce)
Waitrose Club Open Days

Sport England Funding:

Inspired Facilities – Modernise and open up facilities for community sport – funding for Rain Water Harvesting Systems, new insulation, high efficiency boilers and more.
Protecting Playing Fields – To protect and improve playing fields, developing opportunities for community sport. If you want to improve your playing field or are looking to add or move to a new site, this fund could be an option.

Sport England Community Asset Fund – A new rolling funding programme from Sports England replacing their small grant scheme. For more information visit the Sport England website

Active Sussex

Active Sussex look to support all sports clubs in any way they can and funding is one area that they focus on. For more information please visit the Active Sussex Website at

Sport England Club Matters

The new Sport England Club Matters website has information on funding, as well as all other areas of Club Management. To have a look at their handy advice and tips, please visit:

The Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Scheme

Allows local amateur sports clubs to register with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and benefit from a range of tax reliefs, including Gift Aid.

For further information please visit:



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