Funding

County Grant Fund

The County Grants Fund aims to support affiliated cricket clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to help clubs tackle the impact of climate change.

Eligible clubs can apply for up to £10k from each theme.

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Defibrillator Fund

We are working with The Club Cricket Charity and The Community Heartbeat Trust whose fantastic scheme makes obtaining a defibrillator possible for local cricket clubs.

The scheme offers cricket clubs the opportunity to purchase a heavily discounted Lifeline View Portable Defibrillator and an Annual Support Package.

Interest Free Loan

The scheme aims to finance capital projects to help create a sustainable future for ECB affiliated cricket clubs with junior sections to assist in the development of facilities on their ground(s).

Whether it is a sightscreen or a changing room the England and Wales Cricket Trust will allocate interest-free loans to clubs that meet set criteria up to £50,000 with a repayment period of up to five years.

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Active Together Fund

Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector thorugh the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

Clubs can apply for up to £10k match funding today.

Active Together Fund
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Sport England Fund

Each year Sport England invest National Lottery and public money to help people play sport and take part in physical activity.

Here you find funding opportunties of varying sizes along wieth support to guide you to the appropriate fund and explain exactly what you need to do.

Fundraising

Generating additional income for your cricket club is crucial, and will help keep your fund future development.

There are funding schemes in place through the ECB and other sources for capital and smaller projects, but clubs must also find additional ways of generating income. This is where fundraising comes in.

Discover all you need to know about fundraising to make your club more financially secure through this fantastic ECB resource.

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Harry Watts / Club Development Manager

Harry Watts / Club Development Manager

Harry joined the team in August 2022 as our Urban Development Officer and was initially responsible for growing the game of cricket in the urban areas of Bristol and Gloucester. In April 2024, Harry was promoted to Club Development Manager where he now delivers on a number of ECB priority areas including Facility Development, Clubmark, as well as working with Local Authorities on their Playing Pitch Strategies.

In 2018, Harry graduated from Swansea University with a degree in Media & Communications and later gained a PGCE in Primary Education from UWE, having spent multiple years working in primary schools. At his local club, Thornbury CC, Harry supports in different areas, including being an emergency player when required!

Now in his exciting role as Club Development Manager, he is responsible for leading the team of club development staff and working closely with cricket clubs across the county to provide direct support with the aim of creating sustainable clubs for the future.  Furthermore, Harry leads youth competitions and the ECB Clubmark Accreditation and sits on a number of GCF Development Groups and Committees.

As a local Bristolian, Harry is a Bristol Rovers supporter and is a big all-round sports fan.