How to apply for the grant funding?
Step 1: Read the application guidance
Before you begin, we recommend that you read the Creating an Application guidance document, which outlines the application process.
Step 2: Complete an expression of interest
All clubs who wish to apply must complete the ECB Expression of Interest Form. it is vitally important that when completing this you have your project costs, partnership funding & any planning requirements in place. You may need to create an account with the ECB’s IMS system if you do not already have an account.
Step 3: Review and contact from SCF
Once your expression of interest has been received, our development team will be in contact with your club to discuss the next steps. We’ll need to understand:
- What your project is;
- Assess its eligibility;
- The impact to cricket in Somerset – National Programmes, Women & Girls & Disability
- Readiness – cost, partnership funding, planning permission.
Step 4: Complete final application
Once SCF Staff are happy your project is able to move forward with a full application then the club will complete the full application on the ECB IMS System.
When can you apply?
For 2023 there are three application windows:
- Round One : Completed
- Round Two: Completed
- Round Three: 26th July – 1st September. Awards will be made by 8th September – Project must be completed including grant spend claimed by 1st December.
Guidance and further information
You can read a lot more information about these three themes within the attached guidance notes:
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.