ECB announces Emergency Loan Scheme for cricket leagues

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January 15, 2021
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ECB announces Emergency Loan Scheme for cricket leagues

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a new funding scheme aimed at supporting cricket leagues.

The League Emergency Loan Scheme means cricket leagues are able to apply for a loan of up to £50,000 towards the unrecoverable costs and the cost of cricket balls for the 2020 season.

ECB office _800x600Who can apply?

Open-age and junior leagues affiliated direct to ECB, or a partnership agreement via their County Cricket Board (CCB) or the National Asian Cricket Council (NACC), National Cricket Conference (NCC) or Afro-Caribbean Cricket Association (ACCA) in 2019 or 2020.

What will the scheme fund?

The cost of cricket balls, plus unrecoverable costs  above £2,000  in the 2020 season, which may include:

  • The cost of block booking/hire of grounds
  • The cost associated with the production of league handbooks
  • The cost of purchase of kit and/or equipment 
  • The cost of staging events

How do I apply?

If you wish to proceed, leagues should  apply by clicking here.

** Before applying, the advice is that cricket leagues read the League Emergency Loan Scheme guidance notes.

Where do I go for help?

If leagues have any questions about the League Emergency Loan Scheme please read the frequently asked questions  or contact the ECB facilities help desk by emailing

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