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2016 EWCT Small Grants Scheme - Open!!

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The ‘England Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Small Grant Scheme 2016 Supported by Waitrose’ aims to create a sustainable future for affiliated Cricket Clubs by offer grants between £1000 to £4000 to make small changes to improve their long term sustainability and / or to increase the number of games played.

The scheme aims to make an impact in the 2016 season; therefore, the scheme has a quick turnaround time to ensure Clubs get the maximum benefit from the funding.

Time Scales
Monday 16 November 2015 The Scheme will open to applications

Friday 22 January 2016
Closing date for Clubs to submit applications to CCBs for

Friday 4 March 2016
Closing date for CCBs to determine which applications to
support and submit to EWCT for processing

Open to all affiliated Cricket Clubs (subject to County Cricket Board CCB support)

Clubs will need to have the following:
• Partnership Funding (minimum of 10%)
• A Constitution
• Valid Buildings, Contents & Public Liability Insurance
• Security of Tenure – Leasehold, Freehold or Rental Agreement (for a minimum of one year)

Note: Due to the inclusion of some Public Funding, applicants will be required to ‘self-declare’ on the application form that the Club has these documents in place. Clubs will not be required to submit copies with the application, however, the EWCT reserves the right to request further evidence from the Club to support this information, if necessary, at any stage during the process.

Clubs which received an award from the EWCT Small Grant Scheme 2015 are not eligible to reapply in 2016.

Eligible Project Themes
Clubs should choose one project theme only. Clubs can apply for funding towards the purchase of any relevant products or materials (and associated professional labour costs) under the following project themes:

Covers – Get the Game On
• Flat Sheet Covers
• Bowlers Run-up and Side Sheets
• Water removal equipment (only when combined with the purchase of covers)
• Mobile Covers

Social Areas - Kitchen / Indoor / Outdoor – Supported by Waitrose
• Kitchen cabinets / units
• Worktops / sinks / taps / tiles / splash backs
• Large electrical appliances - white goods / drinks coolers / glass washers / extractor hoods etc
• Professional catering equipment (not domestic) - microwaves / fryers / coffee makers / urns
• Water heaters
• Furniture – tables / chairs / picnic benches
• Flooring
• Patio or Decking area
• BBQ (fixed not portable)

Energy / Water Consumption
• Energy efficient / energy saving devices or systems*, including but not limited to:
• Insulation - roof and / or walls
• Double / triple glazing – windows & doors
• Heating systems - boilers, radiators, thermostats
• Solar panel electricity (Photovoltaic) systems or solar water heating systems
• Lighting
* Please see ECB Statement regarding approaches from commercial companies offering energy
efficiency solutions to Clubs (page 5).
• Water consumption / water saving devices or systems, including but not limited to:
• Rain water harvesting / conservation systems
• Flush reduction toilets / urinals
• Aeration devices - water saving taps or shower heads
• Reduced tap flow devices - self-closing (non-concussive) taps / showers

Please read the guidance notes for full details of the eligible and Ineligible projects and application process

Guidance Notes For Clubs
Application |Form
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