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There’s a number of funding options available to clubs.


We are delighted to communicate information on the launch of the new ECB County Grants Fund.

The County Grants Fund aims to support affiliated Cricket Clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to develop environmentally sustainable clubs.

County Grant Fund – Attached above are the full guidance notes for the County Grants Fund, including processes, levels of funding available and eligibility criteria.

The fund has three themes:

  • Creating Welcoming Environments
  • Providing Enhanced Facilities and Playing Opportunities for Women’s and Girls’ Cricket and / or Disability Cricket
  • Tackling Climate Change

Clubs can apply for between £1,000 and £10,000. 



  1. Familiarise yourself with the guidance notes
  2. Utilise the ‘Creating Welcoming Environments’ resource, survey and checklist to help develop your project plan.
  3. Identify who from your club will lead on your project – remember you will need two contacts
  4. When you feel you have a project, please contact Patricia Hankins on if you are a club from the Kettering& Corby or Northampton District or Jim Hawkins on for a club in the South Northants or East Northants.


To support the launch of the County Grants Fund, the ECB have released a new Creating Welcoming Environments Guide.

The Creating Welcoming Environments document is intended to provide guidance for cricket clubs to help make cricket facilities more inclusive and welcoming to all, by creating better environments for everyone using them and to encourage a more diverse range of people to join cricket clubs and get involved in the game at a recreational level. Club facilities are an important factor in ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, faith or disability, feels comfortable within the club environment.

To assist clubs in assessing where they may need to improve their facilities to make them more welcoming and inclusive, the ECB has developed a couple of self-assessment documents.

ECB Facilities survey

ECB Facilities review checklist 



With a minimum of 10% partnership funding, any ECB affiliated club can apply for between £1,000 and £50,000 depending on criteria.

Find out more and apply online.


Sport England funds hundreds of projects in grassroots sport every year. Small grants are available from £300 to £10,000.

Find out more.


Individual grants of between £500 and £1,500 are available to cricket clubs with an NN postcode.

Find out more.

“The leading independent grant-making charity in the county who have supported a large number of cricket clubs over the years. To find out what grants they have on offer please CLICK HERE and to find out which grant would be best for your cricket club please CLICK HERE



Northamptonshire Sport has a variety of different funding information available for clubs on their website, to find out what funds you could apply for please CLICK HERE



Club Matters is Sport England’s one stop shop for sports clubs, groups and organisations involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport.

Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help organisations to develop, grow, and become more sustainable and successful.

Find out more.


A Development Plan is an excellent tool which can give a real strategic focus to your club.  This will help you to successfully work towards your club’s short and longer term goals

For help with your Clubs development plan please contact your Clubs and Community Manager:

Clubs in Kettering and Corby or Northampton District- Patricia Hankins on

Clubs in East Northamptonshire or South Northamptonshire District- Jim Hawkins on


ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and shows that the club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members.

Clubmark accreditation also means the club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people.

For the 2022 season, Clubs needed to be compliant on the new Safe Hands Management System introduced by the ECB.

24 Clubmark Accredited Clubs in Northamptonshire:

Barby CC

Brigstock CC

Burton Latimer CC

Cogenhoe CC

Desborough Town CC

Finedon Dolben CC

Geddington CC

Horton House CC

Irthlingborough CC

Isham CC

Kettering CC

Kislingbury Temperance CC

Loddington and Mawsley CC

Northampton Saints CC

Old Northamptonians CC

Oundle Town CC

Overstone Park CC

Rushden and Higham Town CC

St Crispins and Ryelands CC

Thrapston Town CC

Weekley and Warkton CC

Wellingborough OGs CC

Wellingborough Town CC

Wollaston CC

Find a Local Cricket Club

For more information on Clubs please contact your Clubs and Community Manager

Clubs in Kettering and Corby or Northampton District- Patricia Hankins on

Clubs in East Northamptonshire or South Northamptonshire District- Jim Hawkins on

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