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Due to the outstanding efforts of the whole of the cricket network, there is a high level of confidence that there will be a full and safe summer of cricket. The ECB are keen to work with the network to make the most of the growth opportunities that will be available in a packed summer of cricket on TV, especially around The Hundred and the free to air television that will reach large numbers of people that don’t currently participate in our game.

To support the ambition, the ECB have launched the “Inspired to Play” Grant. The scheme aims to increase the number of children (boys and girls) and/or women participating in the game by supporting the delivery of new and/or enhanced recreational cricket activity in England and Wales during the months of June to September 2021.

Your club can apply for a grant of £1,000 and/or £250 to help your club open up for new and current players later this summer. To apply, please follow the below steps:

  • Please check your eligibility and requirements by reading the guidance notes
  • Register your Club on ECB’s Investment Management System (or log in if already registered) and select “Inspired to Play” from the list of funding programmes
  • Complete the application form and sign and return the contract offer letter to release funding

The user guide for the Investment Management System for this grant can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact matthew.counsell@somersetcricketfoundation.org