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A PAIR OF REALLY USEFUL ECB UPDATES TO CLUBS

Date: 21st July 2020

Well worth a read, ECB is extending the Return to Cricket Grant Scheme until December 2020.

21/07/2020

ECB COVID -19 UPDATE Cricket Leagues and Clubs

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Dear All, 

We hope you were able to enjoy a second weekend of cricket and are looking forward to the third and final Test of the #raisethebat series this week. Please find below your latest COVID-19 bulletin.

BULLETIN INCLUSION

  • Emergency Loan and Grant Schemes
  • Red for Ruth Day
  • Checklists for clubs returning to cricket
  • National Counties Cricket Association T20 

Emergency Loan and Grant Schemes

Following the email that we shared with you yesterday, please find below a summary of the changes to the Emergency Support Programmes for clubs and leagues. The full details can be found here.

  • ECB is extending the Return to Cricket Grant Scheme until December 2020.
  • The differential funding level between clubs with junior sections and adult only clubs and the recommended £15,000 turnover limit have been removed.
  • The Emergency Loan Scheme has increased the amounts that can be loaned and the scheme will open indefinitely.
  • The League Emergency Loan Scheme remains unchanged, and is open indefinitely

#RedforRuth

Win a visit to your club from Sir Andrew Strauss by supporting #RedforRuth on Saturday 25 July – for families facing one of life’s toughest tests.

A reminder of the Red for Ruth Challenge taking place between now and 26 July where clubs who go really red and tag #RedforRuth and @Ruthstraussfdn on twitter will have the chance to be featured on SkySports during The Ruth Strauss Foundation Test match, and the winner, picked by Sir Andrew Strauss LIVE on SkySports – will receive a visit from the man himself and Ruth Strauss Foundation celebrity ambassadors for a bit of coaching, drinks and a Q&A at the club.

Clubs may encourage players to train and play in red, dress the pavilion with red balloons and bunting or change social media logos to all red versions. Clubs can also take advantage of the social media #RedforRuth assets which can be found here

Following the updated guidance that we shared with you last week please find below printer friendly checklists and templates to support clubs with their return to cricket.

We have also provided some useful tips documents to help you navigate your return to the game.

Please use the links provided to access the resources, and do not try to navigate through the pages to access other resources. For full access to all Recreational Cricket resources click here.

https://resourcehub.ecb.co.uk/share/C637914F-4A76-4E65-AAA69068CAF75333/?utm_campaign=1780353_21072020_CCB_ChairLeadOfficer_C19_Bulletin&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Email_CountyBoardBulletin&dm_t=0,0,0,0,0&email=&dm_i=1FT6,6YQ7M,1FNAAF,S143I,1

USEFUL TIPS FOR STEP 4 CRICKET

USEFUL TIPS FOR HYGIENE BREAKS

https://resourcehub.ecb.co.uk/share/11241F37-3853-4CD4-AF53995A2CF16555/?utm_campaign=11697970_2107202_COVID19_update_Clubs_leagues&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Email_AdHoc&utm_content=hygiene&email=&dm_i=1FT6,6YQ7M,1FNAAF,S143I,1

USEFUL TIPS FOR UMPIRES AND SCORERS

https://resourcehub.ecb.co.uk/share/E7A7994C-3CE3-46DC-B3789CF2AEB57787/?utm_campaign=11697970_2107202_COVID19_update_Clubs_leagues&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Email_AdHoc&utm_content=umpires&email=&dm_i=1FT6,6YQ7M,1FNAAF,S143I,1

Today, the ECB Cricket Committee approved the cancellation of the National Counties Cricket Association (NCCA) T20 competition in-line with other national recreational competitions. 

Any matches for National County sides that do take place will be locally arranged ‘friendlies’ ideally between neighbouring counties, and in line with latest ECB and UK Government social distancing guidelines. 

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20/07/2020

COVID-19 Update Emergency Support Programmes

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Dear All,

As the recreational game returns to play, the two ECB emergency funding schemes available to cricket clubs and leagues have undergone some changes to specifically help clubs re-open and get games of cricket on under new COVID-19 guidelines. 

With many government funding sources concluding, ECB is extending the Return to Cricket Grant Scheme until December 2020.

The differential funding level between clubs with junior sections and adult only clubs and the recommended £15,000 turnover limit have been removed.

In addition, the Emergency Loan Scheme has increased the amounts that can be loaned and the scheme will be open indefinitely. The scheme may be particularly useful if clubs require support over the winter period and provides longer term sustainable support.

The League Emergency Loan Scheme supporting affiliated open-age and junior leagues during the COVID-19 crisis through the provision of interest-free loans remains unchanged and also remains open indefinitely.

The scheme aims to support affiliated Cricket Clubs during the COVID-19 crisis by providing funding to assist clubs to cover any shortfall in the preparation, essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs of facilities following the resumption of recreational cricket.

The key changes to the scheme are:

  • The amounts that clubs can apply for have increased to £50,000 for clubs with a junior section and £20,000 for adult only clubs.  
  • Eligible costs for the scheme now include adapting to comply with COVID-19 guidelines and pitch renovation costs to help get games of cricket on.

How do I apply?

A list of what the scheme will fund can be found here.

Before applying, it is highly recommended clubs read the Emergency Loan Scheme Guidance Notes.

Clubs apply by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact the ECB Facilities Help Desk by emailing here.

The scheme aims to support affiliated cricket clubs and leagues (open-age and junior) within England and Wales, during the COVID-19 crisis, by providing emergency grant funding to help cover any shortfall in the preparation, essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs of facilities following the resumption of recreational cricket.

Key changes to the scheme are:

  • The removal of the recommended turnover limit.
  • The removal of differentiation in grant level between clubs with junior sections and adult only clubs.
  • Clubs and leagues can now apply for a maximum grant award of £3,000.
  • Eligible costs for the scheme include adapting to comply with COVID-19 guidelines and pitch renovation costs as well as ongoing fixed/contracted costs.

How do I apply?

A list of the what the scheme will fund can be found here.

Before considering an application, it is highly recommended that clubs and leagues read the Return to Cricket Grant Scheme Guidance Notes to determine if they are eligible to apply.

Please contact your County Cricket Board for an Application Form.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact the ECB Facilities Help Desk by emailing here.

Remains unchanged, the ECB League Emergency Loan Scheme aims to support affiliated cricket leagues (Open-Age and Junior leagues) during the COVID-19 crisis through the provision of interest-free loans up to £50,000.

How do I apply?

A list of what the scheme will fund can be found here

Before applying, it is highly recommended leagues read the League Emergency Loan Scheme Guidance Notes.

Leagues should apply by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact the ECB Facilities Help Desk by emailing here.

England & Wales Cricket Board, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, NW8 8QZ

 

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