The Club Cricket Charity has been established to encourage cricket activity in clubs and teams which have no other obvious avenue for funding. In particular, it has been established to ensure a pathway to cricketing excellence and facilities improvement for amateur players and their nursery background. The Charity actively supports endeavours where cricketing experiences enhance the development of life-skills.
The Club Cricket Charity is the brainchild of The Club Cricket Conference – providers of services to the club cricket community since 1915. It is managed and regulated by the Charity Commissioners (Registration Number 1156096).
The Charity seeks funding for specific projects and initiatives which will enhance the facilities for, and further the ambitions of, park-playing leagues, clubs, teams and individuals – the Amateur Game.
With over 200,000 players per week (source ECB), amateur and recreational cricket provide sport, fitness, fun and community to an audience which is both hugely enthusiastic and economically unsustainable. The Charity has been established to help fill this yawning gap.
The Charity has a number of specific projects to provide Cricket Club-based training, life-skills, coaching, ground-sharing and ground-finding facilities for individuals, teams, and leagues which otherwise would be unavailable. Cricketers do not necessarily know what level of playing they aspire to until later in life. The Charity helps them find their optimum level whenever they may decide is the right time for them.
In addition, The Charity will provide funding for players of excellence to make their way into Club, Representative and, potentially, County Cricket if they have the desire. Through the Club Cricket Conference’s existing Representative and age-based playing programmes, and its tested Scholarship initiatives, The Charity will help individuals to come to the notice of major Club and County coaches so that their talents may be showcased.
By donating to this cause, you will allow The Club Cricket Charity and The Conference to reach the true amateurs of the sport, helping them to forge the future of the game by recognising talent, improving their environment, developing social and team skills, integrating the cricket family and, most importantly, enjoying playing cricket.
The Club Cricket Charity is able to accept donations from individuals, who may use the Gift Aid system, and businesses, which may be able to treat their donations as eligible for Corporation Tax Relief.
For further information please contact:
The Club Cricket Charity
24-26 High Street
Middlesex TW12 1PD
T: 020 8973 1612
M: 0781 381 3908
Chairman, The Club Cricket Charity