The Association, as part of its services to member clubs, Associations etc., gives advice on grant aid that may be available for various schemes.


The Lords Taverners was first registered in 1950 and numbered just a handful of members drawn from lovers of cricket. HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh became the Patron and 'Twelfth Man', and the first President was Sir John Mills.

Items eligible:

A)NonTurf pitches

Assistance is now given towards the cost of new NonTurf pitches, practice ends and nets.

There are limits to the amounts, usually the maximums are Nonturf Pitches £1000 Practice ends £500 Nets £300

B)Cricket equipment for juniors

The equipment available for Junior sections of Senior Clubs comprises;

Under 13:

One bag, one set of stumps and bails, three junior balls, three bats, three pairs of pads, three pairs of batting gloves, one pair of wicket keeping pads, one pair wicket keeping gloves.

Over 13:

One bag, three bats, three pairs of pads, three pairs of batting gloves, one pair of wicket keeping gloves, a coaching manual and video.

Application for any of the above must made on the appropriate form.

LTF2 for Nonturf pitches LTF3 for Youth Equipment.

All these forms are available from the Y.C.A. Grants Officer; Mr F. R. Johnson,  6 The Crescent, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7LX (0113 267 8472)



Grant Aid can be applied for for capital schemes only (ie buildings and major development). There is little aid given towards revenue funding (running costs, coaching etc). Application packs are available by ringing the Lottery number: 01345 649 649 but only for schemes that are ready for application. The pack indicates in detail what is required in terms of costing, plans other revenue sources etc. A maximum of 65% of cost is grant aided. Further details are available from the Grants & Insurance Officer or YCD0s. Applications are sent direct to Sport England but applicants should send consultee forms to the ECB at Lords (with a photocopy to the YCDO Andrew Watson  the latter to speed up the consultation exercise). Further forms go to the Local Authority and any Local Sports Council.


Awards, mainly revenue, will be available from April 1999 for schemes needing grant aid between £500 and £10,000. The top award limit has recently been increased. Details have been sent in YCA newsletters.

CONTACT ANDREW WATSON 07966-173525 OR E-mail him


Grant aid is available for development schemes for Under 19 age groups from the Cricket Foundation but only through the Yorkshire Cricket Board. Schemes may cover excellence and performance coaching, coaching award courses, participation schemes etc.

All schemes must be seen to be following the targets and actions outlined in the Yorkshire Cricket Development Plan with financial statements, purposes for which the grant is sought, total costs, grant applied for, details of other funding etc and will normally be considered only from Area Cricket Councils or Cricket Leagues or Associations.

No separate application is possible and all schemes must go forward as part of the Yorkshire Cricket Board single county application. The Board therefore analyse and prioritise bids from Area Councils etc and will reject or combine those which do not further the Development Plan or the Board's priorities.

Enquiries should be made to I.M.Chappell, Secretary, Yorkshire Cricket Board, 8 Gledhow Court, Gledhow Lane, Leeds LS7 4NL


For the benefit of Young Cricketers in need. The aim is to provide financial help to those invited to attend YCB Junior and Youth trials and matches or the YCB Pathways to Excellence Scheme where personal, family and financial circumstances would otherwise prohibit or restrict their acceptance and attendance.

Aid may cover travel costs, student fees or other proved expenses. Applications will be treated in confidence.

Application should be made through the Secretary of the Junior and Youth Sub-Committee
(Eric Chadderton) or the Secretary of the Pathways to Excellence Sub-Committee
(Howard Clayton) as appropriate.


Monies are available for grant aid to sport. With the advent of the National Lottery the Foundation has moved away from applications for larger capital schemes. Clubs are advised to consider them for smaller schemes.

Applications should be sent to the Secretary to the Trustees, PO Box 20, Liverpool L13 1HB. Tel 0181259 5505.


Sportsmatch is a scheme that can match £ for £ commercial sponsorship which is for revenue projects. Sponsorship should normally be new and worth at least £1,000.

Contact the Institute of Sports Sponsorship, 4th floor, Warwick House, 2527 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1 OPP (Tel 0171 233 7747).


Members are reminded of the work of the Foundation which helps with costs for local amateur sports people by providing grants to particular competitors.

Donations or offers of assistance should be directed to the Sports Aid Foundation, 4th floor, Minerva house, East Parade, Leeds LS1 1PS

Applications for Grant Aid for players from Yorkshire, who must be of county squad and potential national standard, must be made to the Secretary, YCB (Ian Chappell)


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